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Venture Capital

VenBio visits corporates for $394m third fund
Undisclosed pharmaceutical companies were among the investors in the venture firm's third fund, which will target biopharmaceutical developers.
Mastercard backs $125m Covid-19 accelerator
Covid-19 Therapeutics Accelerator has launched with $125m to find treatments for the pandemic, $25m of which came from Mastercard.
Cardumen carves out $60m fund
Repsol is among the limited partners that have committed to the venture firm’s $60m first fund, which is expected to make 10 more investments before 2022.
IdeaSpace initiates Opportunity Fund
First Pacific-backed accelerator IdeaSpace’s Opportunity Fund will back pre-series A rounds for its portfolio companies.
TSI Holdings lends help for Lyra's second fund
Fashion conglomerate TSI Holdings has backed a fund of undisclosed size launched by fashion tech-focused venture capital firm Lyra Ventures.
Corporates help LSP clasp $600m for new fund
Bristol Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical were among the limited partners for what LSP said is Europe's largest ever life sciences VC fund.
Enagás energises $170m joint venture fund
The Spain-based energy utility is set to contribute approximately $23m to the vehicle, which will invest in renewable energy technology developers.
Arkin makes a mark with $140m fund
Phoenix Group and Migdal have supplied capital for Arkin Bio-Ventures II, which investment firm Arkin Holdings will use to invest in 10 to 12 drug developers.

Other News

Corporates make Creative contribution for $50m fund
Corporate venturing units BCH Ventures and Singha Ventures are among the limited partners for Creative Ventures' second fund, which is over halfway to its $50m target.
Taiwan Life ties $20m to Lightspeed funds
Lightspeed Venture Partners has taken $20m from the insurer for two funds whose predecessors closed at a combined $2.1bn.
Swaminathan swims to Khosla Ventures
The venture fund has appointed GCV Powerlist member Rajesh Swaminathan, who had led Amat’s corporate venturing unit for nearly two years, as a venture partner.
Mandatum Life backs Innovator's industrial tech fund
Venture firm Innovestor has raised $32.6m from LPs including existing backer Mandatum Life for the first close of an industrial tech fund.
Kimbel hits Silicon Road after WeWork
Silicon Road Ventures has hired Ross Kimbel, who had previously ran WeWork Labs for five months, as managing director.
Revo Capital revs up second fund
Corporates Enerjisa and Yildiz Holding have contributed to venture firm Revo Capital's second fund, which has notched up $45.5m for its first close.

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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