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22 May 2015

Twitter co-founder’s Obvious Ventures raises more than $123m for debut fund

stack dollar cash money capital fund Obvious Ventures, the new venture capital firm set up by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, has raised over $123m for its debut fund.

21 May 2015

TA Associates buys ‘majority’ stake in Procare Software, citing ‘growth prospects’

childcare TA Associates, the Boston-based, internationally-focused private equity specialist, said it has completed "a majority investment" in Procare Software, a maker of electronic child care management systems.

21 May 2015

Bain looking to downsize stake in Japanese Skylark

sushi food restaurant US-based private equity firm Bain Capital is reportedly set to offload part of its 70 per cent stake in Japanese restaurant chain Skylark Co.

21 May 2015

Index Ventures poaches Ilya Fushman from Dropbox for general partner

Ilya Fushman Index Ventures, the internationally-focused venture capital firm, has named a top executive of one of its portfolio companies, Dropbox, general partner.

21 May 2015

Ignition Partners closes oversubscribed Fund VI on $200m $

money-in-hand-1035691-m US-based Ignition Partners has raised $200m for its sixth venture capital firm from new and existing LPs, AltAssets can reveal.

21 May 2015

Formation 8 looks for $100m for hardware-focused fund

Lior Susan Formation 8 Venture capital firm Formation 8 is reportedly looking to raise $100m for a new hardware-focused fund, AltAssets can reveal.

21 May 2015

Permira ‘exploring’ Ancestry.com sale less than three years after buyout

ancestry old photo London-based private equity giant Permira has reportedly retained investment banks to explore the sale of Ancestry.com, the Utah-based company that helps people research their family histories.

21 May 2015

Vivo Capital, Venrock help gene therapy business Regenxbio to weighty $70.5m Series D

microscope pic Gene therapy-focused biotech business Regenxbio has closed a hefty $70.5m Series D financing round thanks to investment from firms including Vivo Capital and Venrock.

21 May 2015

Osage raises $215m to commercialise university research

graduation-784495-m US venture capital firm Osage University Partners has raised $215m for its second fund, more than double the size of its debut vehicle.

21 May 2015

Intel Capital among backers in flash storage company Coho Data’s $30m Series C round

lightning flash Flash data storage business Coho Data has pulled in $30m of Series C capital funding through a round backed by venture heavyweights including Intel Capital and Andreessen Horowitz.

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