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1 May 2015

VC-backed Blueprint Medicines floats raising $147m

news_blueprint_lrg Third Rock Ventures-backed enzyme specialist Blueprint Medicines Corp has launched its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange raising $147m.

1 May 2015

Jon Moulton’s divorce-rate-based investment strategy unveiled

news_jon_moulton_lrg Companies run by chief executives who have been divorced tend to do “slightly better” than companies run by CEOs who’ve never been divorced, according to London- and Guernsey-based venture capitalist Jon Moulton. But investments in companies whose CEOs have been through two divorces fare less well, according to Moulton, who, the Financial Times reveals, has studied[...]

30 April 2015

Renamed Foundation Medical unveils $200m VC fund, appoints new partner

laguerre Flare Capital Partners, formerly known as Foundation Medical Partners, has hit the market with its first fund since its name change.

30 April 2015

VC firm Foundation Capital brings in another entrepreneur-in-residence

2cd5d60 Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Foundation Capital has hired innovator and angel investor Rahul ‘RJ’ Jain as entrepreneur-in-residence.

30 April 2015

Google Ventures joins General Catalyst in backing newly-renamed Rocana

server back Google Ventures has led a $15m Series B financing round for General Catalyst-backed IT analytics business Rocana.

29 April 2015

GSK’s SR One among investors in CRISPR Therapeutics’ $89m fundraise

microscope7_sq SR One, the independent corporate venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline, was one of the lead investors in two rounds of financing totaling $89m for gene-editing biopharmaceutical company CRISPR Therapeutics.

29 April 2015

Insight Venture Partners exiting HealthcareSource as Francisco moves in

health Insight Venture Partners is to exit its investment in HealthcareSource, a Massachusetts-based specialist recruitment software provider, as Francisco Partners acquires the company.

29 April 2015

Fosun, Tencent among Scanadu’s $35m Series B backers

scanadu Scanadu, the Silicon Valley based medtech company developing a range of mobile medical products for consumers, has received $35m in Series B funding from investors led by Fosun and Tencent.

28 April 2015

WPP Ventures backs $50m round for women’s lifestyle site Refinery29

women-make-up-1378868-m The venture capital arm of communications services company WPP Digital has backed a $50m funding round for women-focused digital lifestyle media company Refinery29.

28 April 2015

Israeli hi-tech investment continues from strong 2014 end $

circuit board technology Israeli hi-tech companies raised their second-highest quarterly amount in a decade in the first three months of 2015.

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