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Alastair Goldfisher

Rolling Funds VC
The former 500 Startups partner joins San Francisco-based Diaspora Ventures to help European start-ups expand in the US. The firm operates via a rolling fund that secures commitments from LPs quarterly.
Letter from the editor
The Build Back Better plan, if it passes the Senate, could provide billions of dollars for climate tech start-ups. Brad Harrison of Scout Ventures in Austin is thus bullish on seed investing.
In June 2021, Insight Partners rolled out its first Vision Capital fund to back diverse-led emerging managers as it aims to help close the industry's diversity gap. No target is listed on Fund II.
Little is known about the new firm, but the former Wedding Spot CEO was named as one of VCJ's Rising Stars in January 2020.
The London company was founded by former Uber and Palantir tech leaders and has now raised $7.6m.
VCJ People
Sequoia adds Lauren Reeder, who previously was with First Round's Dorm Room and Graduate funds.
Pan-European early-stage investor Speedinvest announces an €80m Climate & Industry Opportunity fund to provide support for its existing sustainability-oriented portfolio companies.
Fundraising
The latest growth-stage vehicle comes almost 10 months after the firm raised $1.7bn for its previous fund.
Among the key trends in a workplace survey by Gunderson Dettmer show that remote work is taking hold in the venture community.
VC Venture Canada
He joins the early-stage investor after almost 10 years at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, where he led investments in venture and growth equity funds worldwide.
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