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3 February 2015

Signia follows debut 2012-VC vehicle with $100m-targeting Fund II

money Signia Venture Partners has launched its second fund and listed a target of $100m, matching the goal of its inaugural fund.

2 February 2015

Kickstart Seed seals $39m for Fund III

seedling-1-1045625-m Utah, US-based Kickstart Seed Fund has reportedly announced that it has closed its third venture capital vehicle on $39m.

19 June 2014

Lerer Ventures nears target-beating $60m close for fourth seed fund

Michael Kim Cendana Capital US early-stage investment firm Lerer Ventures is reportedly set to close its latest fund on $60m following a swift fundraise.

28 November 2013

Series A financings slump as investors are lured to higher-return seed, angel dealsp

sunflower seed Fund managers desperate to pick out the next “home-run” investment at the earliest possible stage are increasingly abandoning Series A rounds in favour of angel and seed-stage deals, new research suggests.

31 October 2013

DFJ’s rebranded seed, early-stage franchise targets $125m third fundp

mercury_170sq Draper Fisher Jurvetson's rebranded seed and early-stage franchise Mercury Fund is targeting $125m for its third fundraise, AltAssets can reveal.

9 September 2013

Hawaii cleantech startup fund receives $30m US Navy backing

hawaii surf Hawaii-based Energy Excelerator, a fund for cleantech startups, has reportedly received a $30m funding boost from the Navy’s Office of Naval Research under the Asian Pacific Technology Education Program.

2 September 2013

Corporate VCs grow share of early stage market as traditional investors dwindlep

Corporate venture capital firms appear to be increasingly willing to take risk at early-stages, with close to 40 per cent of deals in which they participated in Q2 were at the seed or Series A stages, according to recent research.

24 April 2013

Merus Capital picks up $17m towards second iEnterprise fundp

Salman Ullah Merus Capital Merus Capital, a venture firm formed by a trio of former Google and Microsoft executives, has gathered more than $17m as it returns to fundraising with a second vehicle.

6 March 2013

Germany’s Yorxs inks seed round from HTGF, K5 Ventures, business angels

Online diamond retailer Yorxs.de has concluded its seed financing at the end of 2012 with a “seven-figure” sum, provided by High-Tech Gründerfonds and K5 Ventures, alongside a number of business angels.

31 August 2012

Avalon Ventures garners $202m for ninth early stage fund

US seed and early stage investment firm Avalon Ventures has raised $202m for its latest fund, according to an SEC filing.

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