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Venture Capital

Winreal wins corporate backing for $292m fund
Venture firm Winreal Investment has raised $146m for the first close of its 5G fund, which counts SAIC, Sunon, Dahua, ZhongJi InnoLight and Zhebao Media as limited partners.
Decibel ushers in Sherman for adviser role
Startup investor and former American Football star Richard Sherman has been brought on board by Cisco-sponsored venture fund Decibel to help founders develop their teams.
Kairós entrusts Trucharte with new unit
Kairós Digital Solutions has hired Pedro Trucharte, who helped set up MásVentures for MásMóvil, to establish its corporate venturing vehicle, Kairós Ventures.
Wong finds sweet deal at Honeywell
Honeywell has appointed a new director of ventures, John Wong, who has experience in corporate development and strategy with an IoT and wireless technology focus at InterDigital, GE and SoftBank.
Fubon Life finds $50m for Tiger Global
The insurance firm put up the capital for what looks set to be the 12th fund raised by investment firm Tiger Global Management, following a $3.8bn vehicle in 2018.
Trivedi tries General Atlantic role
Vinay Trivedi has left SoftBank Investment Advisers, the manager of SoftBank Vision Fund, and joined General Atlantic as a vice-president to oversee growth-stage tech investments.
Launchpad Digital Health enlarges second fund
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and an undisclosed insurer are among the LPs for the venture firm's new digital health-focused vehicle.
Taiping ties up $1bn fund with CICC
The insurance firm has partnered China International Capital Corporation on a vehicle that will invest in companies situated in China's Bay Area.

Other News

Notaras extracts herself from XL Innovate
Martha Notaras, previously a partner at XL Innovate, has teamed up with former New York Life Investments executive John Kim at fintech and insurtech-oriented VC fund Brewer Lane Ventures.
SoftBank Investment Advisers bags Agnihotri
Vikas Agnihotri has left Google India after nearly a decade to join Vision Fund manager SoftBank Investment Advisers to help boost its investments in the country.
Agarwala abandons GV for Andreessen Horowitz
After five years focusing on life sciences investments for GV, Vineeta Agarwala has taken a general partner role at Andreessen Horowitz.
Lear mobilises capital for Autotech Ventures fund
Mobility-focused VC firm Autotech Ventures has received an undisclosed amount of capital from Lear’s corporate venturing subsidiary, Lear Innovation Ventures.
ECBF sees Brandkamp to general partner position
Michael Brandkamp has departed from its managing director role at corporate-backed fund HTGF to become a general partner European Circular Bioeconomy Fund.
Pascucci seeks new pastures with new fund
Victor Pascucci, who counts USAA and Munich Re among his corporate venturing stops, has put together an energy-focused VC firm called Energy Capital Ventures.

Editor's Picks

Analysis: CVC-backed deals as part of the entire VC realm
In this short piece, we provide a comparison of our GCV Analytics data with Pitchbook’s data up until the end of the third quarter of 2018.
Huashenghaoche drives series D to $210m
Minsheng Financial Leasing-backed online car marketplace Huashenghaoche has received $210m from investors including spinoff JD Finance and Goldman Sachs.
Innovent enters public markets with $421m IPO
Legend Holdings, Eli Lilly, Ping An, China Life and Taikang-backed Innovent Biologics priced its shares near the top of the range of to raise $421m.
Chehaoduo shifts into next round with $162m
Seven months after raising $818m in a series C round led by Tencent, Chehaoduo has added $162m in series C-plus funding alongside a $430m commitment from the city of Kunshan.
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