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Peng T. Ong of Monk's Hill Ventures notes that Southeast Asia's emerging tech space is drawing attention
More than three years ago, Jeremy Fiance founded The House Fund (THF) with $6 million to make seed and pre-seed investments in startups with ties to UC Berkeley because he thought the university was overlooked for its startup talent. Overlooked no longer. Fiance has wrapped up the second fund with $44 million in commitments, a […]
San Francisco-based Susa Ventures announced it has added Courtney Buie Lipkin as a partner. For the early-stage firm, Lipkin will invest invest all sectors and verticals, but will focus on such industries as real estate, transportation and logistics, insurance, and finance. She previously was at First Round Capital.
Greylock Partners announced that Jason Risch has joined the firm as an investor on its enterprise team. The firm said he will focus on identifying and working with entrepreneurs and startups that are driving AI-enabled advances across software and infrastructure, including cybersecurity. He most recently was with the AI Fund, founded by Andrew Ng.
Amplitude Venture Capital in Canada plans to announce its launch later today and that it has raised more than half of its debut fund, which is targeted at C$200 ($152 million). The firm, which was spun out of BDC Capital, will target Canadian companies within the precision medicine sector, which includes targeted therapies, medical imaging, […]
Sony Innovation Fund, the venture arm of Sony Corp, and Daiwa Capital have partnered to form a new investment vehicle called the Innovation Growth Fund. The fund is targeted to raise up to $185 million to invest in mid to late-stage startup tech companies in Japan, United States, Europe and Israel, and it is open to outside LPs. Investors joining Sony and Daiwa at the first close include Sumitomo Mitsui Bank and Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank, among others.
New York-based Manhattan Venture Partners, a merchant bank focused on the secondary market for late-stage, pre-IPO companies, has tapped Andrea Lamari Walne as partner. She will lead the firm's San Francisco regional office and help build its West Coast presence.
Tel Aviv, Israel-based Sight Diagnostics, which operates an AI-powered blood testing company, announced it has raised $27.8 million in Series C funding led by Longliv Ventures, a member of the CK Hutchison Group. Other investors in the round include healthcare philanthropist Jack Nicklaus II; Steven Esrick, a healthcare impact investor; and an additional major medical equipment manufacturer. Also joining the company's Series C funding are existing investors OurCrowd, Go Capital and New Alliance Capital.
5AM Ventures announced that it had closed the two life science funds at almost $500 million in commitments. The firm, which has offices in San Francisco and Boston, closed 5AM Ventures VI at $350 million and 5AM Opportunities I at $147 million.
Boston-based venture firm Pillar, which invests in companies focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence to solve business problems, has raised $84.875 million for its second fund, according to a regulatory filing. The firm raised the commitments from 65 investors, the filing said. The firm's partners include Jamie Goldstein, Sarah Hodges and Russ Wilcox.

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