Venture Capital

Miner digs into Maryland role
Tedco has hired Jack Miner as chief investment officer after he oversaw a team focused on Cleveland Clinic Ventures' portfolio companies and spinoffs.
Blackburn roves to Bessemer
Jeff Blackburn had overseen Amazon's corporate venturing investments as well as its merger and acquisition deals prior to moving to Bessemer Venture Partners.
Corporations sail into Motion
Wilhelmsen and HHLA.Motion have helped maritime-focused venture firm Motion Ventures reach the first close of a fund with a S$30m ($22.8m) target.
Line drawn to Hustle Fund again
Line Ventures, which had previously committed to the first Hustle Ventures fund in 2018, has returned to help it secure $33.6m for a second vehicle.
Jio Platforms commits $200m to Kalaari fund
The telecommunications operator, spun off by Reliance Industries, is anchoring venture firm Kalaari Capital’s fourth fund, and has already invested $100m of the amount.
2150 hits $158m first close for fund
Novo supported the first close of 2150's debut fund, which was anchored by NREP, the property developer that also incubated the venture firm.
Weimob and V-Capital launch data intelligence fund
The corporate investors have secured $77.3m for a venture capital fund which will back data intelligence technology developers.
Harrington Discovery Institute starts impact fund
Advent Life Sciences will manage an impact investment vehicle for Harrington Discovery Institute.

Other News

Eurazeo raises $97m for smart city fund
Stellantis, EDF, Mainova, RATP, Total, Duisport and Sansiri are among the investors committed to Eurazeo’s second smart city fund.
Zou promoted at Lilly Asia Ventures
Based in Shanghai, China, Zou has worked her way up from investment manager since joining LAV in May 2015.
Pension fund commits to Lilly Asia Ventures
San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System commits $48m.
Stevens joins Energize Ventures
He was previously a partner at venture capital firm Intellis Capital.
Zaveri leaves Gradient for Audacious Ventures
Zaveri had joined Gradient after three years at VC firm Kleiner Perkins.
Fearless Fund shops for Costco
Fearless Fund is a US-based venture capital firm set up to invest in women of colour (WOC).

Editor's Picks

Samsung shakes up US innovation subsidiaries
Young Sohn is retiring while Luc Julia is leaving as Sean Kae and David Lee step up and into Samsung Catalyst and Samsung Next respectively.
Brazil adds triple fundraisings
The three funds comes as Daniel de Macedo switches role and a new trade body committee is set up for CVCs.
Editorial: Venture's 'cauldron of change'
This is a draft of a speech I'll be making at the on 27 January - feedback much appreciated in comments or email 
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.
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