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Venture Capital

Capgemini Ventures captures $102m fund
Capgemini’s corporate venturing unit has partnered venture firm ISAI to set up a $102m fund dubbed ISAI Cap Venture to target early-stage B2B software startups.
Crane crowns $90m close for first fund
The venture capital firm’s inaugural early-stage fund, Crane I, has reached its $90m hard cap with contributions from LPs including MassMutual Ventures, with which it has established a strategic alliance.
Wavemaker drifts to $60m close for third fund
Keppel is among the limited partners in the VC firm’s Southeast Asia-focused third fund, which has achieved a $60m first close on its way to a $100m ceiling.
Northleaf notches up $223m in fund commitments
Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund II reached its hard cap with commitments from Manulife and Bank of Montreal, adding to capital from backers including Sun Life.
Vertex asserts itself with $770m fund
The Singaporean-state owned venture firm is targeting $770m for its latest fund and has secured $50m from NEC Capital Solutions and $20m from Aozora Bank.
HTGF bags another investor for $375m close
The founders of backpack brand Fond Of have joined 32 corporate investors in High-Tech Gründerfonds' third fund, which has now officially closed.
EV Growth expands first fund to $200m
SoftBank has thrown its weight behind Yahoo Japan and Sinar Mas-backed EV Growth’s inaugural fund, helping it achieve an oversubscribed close of $200m.
Corporates pour more funding into Longwater
BASF Venture Capital and Xiamen C&D are among the limited partners in Longwater Investment’s advanced materials-focused fund, which was already backed by Solvay.

Other News

Reality Accelerator realises $6.7m for first fund
Asahi Media Lab Ventures, So-net Media Ventures, Eltes and Marui were among the LPs that helped venture capital vehicle Reality Accelerator raise almost $7m for its first fund.
Mars and JVP to explore R&D space
Mars has partnered Jerusalem Venture Partners in a venture that will involve them investing in Israel-based developers of food, agriculture and nutrition technologies.
Seraphim selects Mission 3 finalists
Seraphim Capital’s Space Camp Accelerator, which counts a number of corporates among its investors, has picked out its third cohort of space technology innovators.
Telstra comes back to Boomtown in $12m series B
Customer service software developer Boomtown secured the cash in a Telstra Ventures-led round that was also backed by Capital One Growth Ventures and NHN Ventures.
Rothenberg runs from Eventbrite to Defy
Brian Rothenberg has departed from ticketing platform developer Eventbrite where he oversaw the growth team for six years, to take up a partner position at Defy Partners.
The First Movers invites applications
Samurai Incubate Fund VI, backed by corporates such as Keikyu, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance and Seino Holdings, is set to start accepting applications for the second edition of The First Movers program.

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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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