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Venture Capital

Winnow Fund wins over corporate LPs
MGE Energy, Capital Times and Johnsonville Ventures all contributed to the $6m first close of the Wisconsin student-focused venture fund.
Tencent triggers formation of $148m healthcare fund
Tencent Trusted Doctors has partnered China Resources' CR Capital fund to establish a healthcare industry fund focusing on the city of Chengdu.
Kliphuis embarks from M Ventures
Amadeus Capital Partners has hired Edward Kliphuis, who has left his role as investment director at Merck Group subsidiary M Ventures.
Emerald exhibits $100m water fund
Microsoft, SKion Water and Ecolab are among the limited partners in Emerald Technology Ventures' latest fund, which will invest $100m in water conservation technologies.
Idugboe joins Interswitch for venture push
Commerce and payment services provider Interswitch has hired Tony Idugboe to head up its merger and acquisitions.
Lima joins Brazil's Astella
Guilherme Lima has left his role as head of corporate venture at consumer electronics producer Elsys for a partner position at venture firm Astella Investimentos.
Tudor leaves Centrica for Clean Growth Fund
After three years at Centrica, Jonathan Tudor has departed from its Centrica Innovations unit to join Clean Growth Investment Management's Clean Growth Fund.
Corporates help DNX deliver $315m Fund III
A range of corporate LPs made commitments to the third vehicle raised by the US and Japan-focused venture firm, which has reached a final close.

Other News

Closed Loop Leadership Fund nets $30m from Nestlé
Nestlé's sustainable packing fund has backed buyout vehicle Closed Loop Leadership Fund, which has a $300m target for its final close.
Do Ventures opens doors to $28m first close
The Vietnam-focused venture firm’s maiden fund has attracted commitments from limited partners Naver, Sea and Woowa Brothers on the way to a $50m target.
Starburst starts up Singapore accelerator
Singapore Airlines, SATS and Panasonic Avionics Corporation are partners for the airport and aviation-themed Aviation Tech Accelerator Program.
RIF team unwraps Taptrove Ventures
Randstad Innovation Fund managing partners Paul Jacquin and Ilonka Jankovich have co-founded Taptrove, which will expand the thesis of the corporate fund.
Bitkraft scores $165m fund
Adidas, Advance Publications, Logitech and WPP are among the limited partners in Bitkraft Ventures’ latest fund, which will target the gaming, interactive media and esports sectors.
SP Ventures spots corporates for $50m fund
The Brazil-based venture firm has secured BASF and Syngenta Ventures as limited partners as it reaches a $17.2m close for an agritech fund with a $50m target.

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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