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19 September 2016

Linear closes second venture capital fund on $70m

paper-1502033_640 Chinese early-stage investor Linear Venture, which was launched by former Facebook staff, has reportedly held the final close for its second fund on $70m.

20 May 2016

Facebook co-founder Saverin’s B Capital past halfway to $250m target for debut VC fund

news_asia_lrg B Capital Group, a venture capital firm launched by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin last year, has raised over $143.6m for its maiden fund, an SEC filing shows.

19 May 2015

Dewan departure from Tiger Global puts Lee Fixel in sole charge of its PE business: reports

tiger-761240-m The surprise departure of Feroz Dewan from New York’s Tiger Global Management is resulting in a management reshuffle that will see Lee Fixel become the sole head of the $20bn-firm’s private equity operations, according to published reports.

7 January 2015

Facebook bags VC-backed voice recognition business

man-with-a-megaphone-1-1378633-m Social network giant Facebook has picked up Andreessen Horowitz-backed voice recognition technology company

7 July 2014

Global tech M&A volumes rise thanks to surge in US deals $

zucker Global technology merger and acquisition volume reached 14-year highs in the first half thanks in part to Facebook’s $19.4bn acquisition of WhatsApp, according to a recent research report.

28 April 2014

Facebook snaps up venture capital-backed diary app developer ProtoGeo

watch-time Facebook has made a move to expand its activity diary operations by picking up venture capital-seeded Finnish company ProtoGeo.

24 January 2014

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin backs Singapore online grocery RedMart

Singapore-based online grocery service RedMart has closed a $5.4m bridge round, led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, bringing total funding since the company’s inception in 2011 to $10m.

14 October 2013

Sequoia, Magma Venture-backed Onavo bought by Facebook ‘for $200m’

mobile-touch Venture Capital-backed app-maker Onavo has been bought by Facebook in a deal reportedly worth up to $200m, making it the social media company’s biggest Israeli acquisition.

10 June 2013

Google trumps Facebook with $1.3bn Waze bid

road-night_sq Google is believed nearing a $1.3bn deal for venture capital-backed Israeli GPS navigation company Waze, trumping earlier reports of a $1bn Facebook buyout offer.

24 April 2013

Battery Ventures turns to tablets with Charles Jolley hire

Charles Jolley Battery Ventures Battery Ventures has put its faith in the burgeoning tablet computing market by hiring former Facebook mobile platform head of product Charles Jolley as entrepreneur in residence.

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