Venture Capital

GCV Digital Forum 2021: Keeping up with the corporates
500 Startups and TDK Ventures share insights on how today’s multinationals are catalysing innovation.
GCV Digital Forum 2021: How Backstage Capital is catalysing change
Backstage as a vehicle investing in “underestimated rather than underrepresented founders”.
Airbus flies into Seraphim
Airbus joined Virgin founder Richard Branson to buy into investment firm Seraphim Space Investment Trust through its initial public offering.
Panakès holds $180m first close for Fund II
Panakès Partners is now targeting a final close upwards of $210m for its Purple Fund, which has reached its Menarini-backed first close.
Fifth Wall adds corporations to latest fund
The real estate-focused venture firm has secured Invitation Homes and Ivanhoé Cambridge as limited partners for a decarbonisation-focused fund.
Corporates swarm to Hive Ventures fund
Hive Ventures has secured Mitac-Synnex Group, Unitech Electronics and GMI Technology as limited partners in its $13.5m maiden fundraise and may launch a second fund next year.
Female Founders Fund finalises $57m Fund III
Female Founders Fund has secured GV vehicle Plexo Capital and Twitter as limited partners in its latest seed-stage venture capital fund.
Corporates help Zeal Capital seal first fund
Truist Ventures and PayPal have co-led the vehicle’s $62.1m final close, which included backing from Foot Locker, Bank of America and Synchrony.

Other News

Allana hammers out $10m for Iron Pillar
Allana Group has made a commitment to the venture firm nine months after co-investing in FreshToHome with it late last year.
KK Fund keen on third vehicle
The venture firm is working on a new vehicle which could be larger in size than its Sega Sammy and Septeni-backed second fund.
Anterra Capital accepts $175m for Fund II
Rabo Investments and Novo helped the agriculture-focused venture capital firm raise $175m for the first close of its sophomore fund.
9Unicorns gallops to $50m corporate-backed close
Haldiram’s and Parakh Foods have re-upped their commitment to Venture Catalysts’ accelerator’s maiden vehicle alongside new and returning LPs including Puzzolana Group.
Garratt goes from Salesforce Ventures to CRV
Matt Garratt, who helped set up Salesforce Ventures, is taking a general partner role at venture firm CRV and is being replaced as managing partner by Alex Kayyal.
Blockchain Capital locks in corporates for $300m fund
PayPal and Visa have backed Blockchain Capital’s fifth flagship fund, which received $300m of commitments and which will focus on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Editor's Picks

Garratt goes from Salesforce Ventures to CRV
Matt Garratt, who helped set up Salesforce Ventures, is taking a general partner role at venture firm CRV and is being replaced as managing partner by Alex Kayyal.
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 www.GCVDigitalForum.com on 27 January - feedback much appreciated in comments or email jmawson@mawsonia.com 
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