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6 July 2015

US venture capital fundraising outstrips US buyout for first time since Q1 2012

business-163501_1280 US venture capital fundraising outstripped commitments made to US buyout funds for the first time since the start of 2012, new research suggests.

6 July 2015

VC-backed Chinese travel company Tongcheng bags RMB6bn from Wanda, CITIC Capital, Tencent

railway-19315_1280 Venture capital-backed Chinese online travel agency Tongcheng Network Technology has picked up another RMB6bn ($967m) of financing thanks to Wanda Group, Tencent Holdings and CITIC Capital.

3 July 2015

HealthCap marks quick return to market with $200m-targeting Fund VII

doctor-563428_1280 European healthcare-focused venture capital firm HealthCap is back in the market for a seventh investment fund, AltAssets can reveal.

3 July 2015

Indian business titan Ratan Tata joins Jungle Ventures as senior advisor

Ratan Tata The chairman emeritus of giant Indian conglomerate Tata Sons has been brought in by Singapore-based Jungle Ventures as a special advisor.

2 July 2015

Cyber-security focused Allegis reels in $100m for Fund VI

notebook-791292_640 Early stage venture capital firm Allegis Capital has completed a first close of $100m for its sixth fund, which will target the cyber-security sector.

2 July 2015

Qiming promotes loyal Hu to managing partner

pavilon-778083_1280 Chinese early-stage investment firm Qiming Venture Partners has promoted William Hu to managing partner after nine years with the firm.

1 July 2015

PE, VC activity in software, information, business services remains flat $

code-820275_1280 Private equity and venture capital dealmaking activity in the software, information and business services sectors remained flat in the first half of 2015 according to new research.

30 June 2015

Consistency still key for Foundry Group amid sixth $225m fundraise in eight years

molten-metal-571823_1280 Tech-focused US investor Foundry Group is staying consistent with its $225m fund targets with its sixth fundraise.

30 June 2015

Smedvig Capital leads £8m Series B investment in London ad tech biz Captify

circuit board technology Smedvig Capital, a London-based venture capital firm, led a Series B investment round that secured £8m in fresh funding for Captify Media, a technology business that develops "search intelligence" systems for the advertising industry.

29 June 2015

Electronic building blocks innovator LittleBits picks up $44.2m DFJ Growth-led financing

mother-board-581597_1280 DFJ Growth has led a $44.2m financing round for LittleBits Electronics, which makes electronic building blocks allowing people to create inventions.

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