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7 October 2015

Centana Growth Partners plans $200m-targeting first fundraise

financial data dollars New York-based venture capital firm Centana Growth Partners is preparing to raise its first fund by targeting up to $200m.

7 October 2015

Felicis Ventures joins Woody Harrelson in $15m Canva round

cube-427894_1280 Seed-stage investment firm Felicis Ventures has lead a $15m Series A financing round in Australian graphic design company Canva that also received backing from actors Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.

7 October 2015

Scottish Equity Partners preps for Skyscanner to hit ‘unicorn’ status

plane-50893_1280 Scottish Equity Partners is reportedly looking to launch its online flight comparison service Skyscanner into the realm of the tech unicorns.

7 October 2015

Formation 8 closes hardware fund on $125m

US venture capital firm Formation 8 has closed its new hardware fund on $125m, AltAssets understands. The fund, which was initially named Formation 8 Partners Hardware Fund I, has also been renamed Eclipse Ventures Fund I according to Dow Jones, which cited a person familiar with the situation. Eclipse will still be part of the San[...]

7 October 2015

NGP, Pearl back Wild Wind oil and gas startup with C$123m

pump-jack-848300_1280 Private equity firms Natural Gas Partners and Pearl Energy Investments have provided C$123m of financing to Calgary-based oil and gas startup Wild Wind Petroleum.

6 October 2015

Accel Partners helps mobile app firm Neumob raise $8.5m

iphone-410311_1280 Venture capital firm Accel Partners has led a $8.5m Series A financing round for mobile app services provider Neumob.

6 October 2015

Swedish pension, Amadeus Capital back $20m ThinkTank Series A round

brain-951874_1280 Swedish pension fund AP6 and Amadeus Capital Partners were among backers of a $20m Series A financing round for digital workplace collaboration software business ThinkTank.

6 October 2015

Fidelity Biosciences merges with Devonshire Investors’ tech VC fund

dna-694798_1280 Massachusetts-based Fidelity Biosciences has revealed it is merging with the technology venture capital fund of Devonshire Investors.

6 October 2015

New Octopus fund will target gap in European market, exec says $

Alex-MacPherson-microsite UK-based Octopus Ventures is closing a loophole in the European market with its new $140m second fund, the firm’s head of Alex Macpherson told AltAssets.

5 October 2015

US venture-backed M&A activity hits strongest quarter this year $

dollar-163473_1280 Venture capital-backed M&A deals in the US hit $5.1bn in the third quarter, a 39 per cent increase on the previous three months and the strongest quarter this year, new research shows.

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