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16 April 2015

Greycroft, e.ventures co-led a $23m investment in Acorns

acorn-94554-m Greycroft Partners and e.ventures have led $23m Series C financing round in Investment app Acorns.

15 April 2015

Levine Leichtman taps Fund V, buys facial spa brand Hand and Stone

foot-massage-1254995-m Los Angeles-based Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has acquired massage and facial spa operator Hand and Stone Franchise Corp in partnership with the management of the company.

15 April 2015

Insight heads up $95m Series D for app platform Docker

dock-1383178-m Insight Venture Partners has invested the biggest chunk in a sizable $95m funding round for Docker Inc, the organisation behind the open platform for distributed applications.

15 April 2015

HarbourVest eyes new LPs in Canada’s growing VC market says exec $

Rapisarda Senia By opening an office in Toronto HarbourVest is looking to engage with new LPs and capitalise on the growing opportunities in the country’s venture market according to principal Senia Rapisarda.

15 April 2015

Fund managers’ salaries already in Hillary Clinton’s sights as campaign rolls out

dollar capital cash money pic Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is said to have zoned in on the lower tax rate paid by fund managers at the first stop of her campaign rollout in Iowa this week.

15 April 2015

South Dakota commits $300m to Blackstone Real Estate Fund VIII

mount-rushmore-53533-m The South Dakota Investment Council has reportedly earmarked $300m to Blackstone Real Estate Partners Fund VIII, which is said to have a target of $15bn.

15 April 2015

Redpoint leads $30m round in Duo Security

lock Redpoint Ventures has led a $30m Series C financing round in cloud-based security solutions provider Duo Security.

15 April 2015

Main Line adds Doug Hart as operating partner

boardroom 2 US private equity firm Main Line Equity Partners has appointed Doug Hart as an operating partner.

15 April 2015

Company helping synthesise human vision nets $40m VC-backed funding round

eye A joint venture between Atlantic Bridge Capital and WestSummit Capital has led a $40m financing round for a tech business which aims to help companies implement visual sensing to mimic human sight.

15 April 2015

NEA set for record $2.8bn VC fund close

money-437272-m New Enterprise Associates is reportedly set to announce the largest venture capital fund ever raised, with the closing of its fifteenth fund on $2.8bn.

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