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Venture Capital

Access Ventures accepts corporate backing
Clothing manufacturers Nodo and F&F are among the limited partners for a fund with a $50m ceiling, while Line Ventures is also expected to invest.
CTA’s diversity fund backs VC duo
CTA’s $10m diversity vehicle has announced investments in venture firms Harlem Capital Partners and SoGal Ventures.
BBG Ventures bids for $50m third fund
BBG Ventures, the female-focused venture fund formed by AOL, has set a $50m target for its third fund, the first to feature additional LPs.
Capital Nuts bolts on corporates for VC fund
The VC firm has closed the $43.2m fund following limited partner commitments from G-bits Network Technology, Xiamen Torch, ITG Holdings Group and Good First Group.
GV’s Shakir shakes hands with Lux
After seven years at Alphabet, the last two as a partner at its GV unit, Deena Shakir is taking a partner role at venture firm Lux Capital.
Downer defects from XL Innovate to Sorenson
Chris Downer has joined Sorenson Capital’s venture capital unit after three years at XL Catlin's corporate venturing arm.
Axa’s Gao goes to Sapphire Ventures
Cathy Gao has called time on her tenure at corporate venturing unit Axa Venture Partners to take a vice-president position at Sapphire Ventures.
Yuyue cues up $145m medical technology fund
The medical equipment provider has committed $14.5m to a medical technology-focused vehicle it will run in partnership with Sharewin Investment.

Other News

Talanx takes Wellington Partners to $234m close
The venture firm has reached the final close for its latest life sciences fund, which features insurer Talanx among its LPs.
NIBC goes Outward for first fund close
Venture capital firm Outward’s fintech-focused fund has raised about half of its $91m target, having secured NIBC Bank as a limited partner.
Tech Council tells of Evonik investment
Tech Council Ventures's second fund has received a contribution from the chemical producer's corporate VC unit, which launched a $170m fund earlier this year.
Sequoia acquires GV’s Maguire
After almost three years at GV as a partner concentrating on science-focused deals, Shaun Maguire has moved on to VC firm Sequoia Capital.
Kibo seeks corporates for $111m fund
Kibo Ventures will aim to lure follow-on contributions from corporate investors from its first two digital-focused VC funds, which include Telefónica Open Future and La Caixa's CriteriaCaixa.
Shenzhen Capital cases corporates for $290m healthcare fund
Industrial Bank and Ping An Insurance Real Estate Investment are among the limited partners for a healthcare-focused fund launched by Shenzhen Capital that is targeting a $116m first close.

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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 JD.com 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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