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Accel London team
As the European venture market has blossomed, so, too, has the London office of Accel.
The Boston venture firm secured a $50 million commitment from Texas County and District Retirement System. It returned to market after just two years with its sixth fund, which would be its largest to date if it hits its target of $450 million.
Kristin Baker Spohn, Venture Partner, CRV
We followed up with some of Social Capital's former partners to find out what came of the executives who left the firm.
IA Ventures has raised $150 million for its fourth fund, capping a year-long fundraising effort, according to a regulatory filing. The New York-based firm said in an October 2018 filing that it was targeting $160 million for Fund IV. A new filing from Oct. 21 shows that it raised $150 million from seven investors. It […]
Automation-focused investor Base10 Partners has raised a sophomore fund totaling $180 million from 43 investors, according to a regulatory filing. The two-year-old firm, based in San Francisco, raised $137 million for its debut fund a little over a year ago, Venture Capital Journal previously reported. The SEC filing shows that Base10 Partners II’s general partners […]
Last December, August Capital decided to stop fundraising for its eighth fund and informed limited partners it was was returning Fund VIII commitments. General Partner David Hornik told Venture Capital Journal the firm is focusing on producing more exits and plans to raise a new fund next year. “This is a year of liquidity,” he […]
Two former Walt Disney Co executives who participated in the largest U.S. venture deal last year are raising their first venture fund. Evan Richter and Erick Garland have closed on at least $30.5 million of a targeted $100 million for Smash Ventures of West Hollywood, California, according to a regulatory filing. The firm raised the […]
Griffin Gaming Partners, a new venture firm co-founded by former Lionsgate executive Peter Levin, is officially raising its first fund, according to a regulatory filing. Venture Capital Journal was the first to report on the launch of the San Francisco-based firm with a story on Aug. 30. At that time, Griffin had not filed a […]
David Hornik wants to set the record straight about August Capital, where he has been a general partner since 2000. The firm is doing just fine, buoyed by a recent sizable exit, and is on track to begin raising its eighth fund next year, he said. There has been a lot of confusion, and some […]
Would-be entrepreneurs coming out of prestigious universities in the Northeast have a new booster with deep pockets: Safar Partners. The Boston firm’s founders are Arunas A. Chesonis, CEO of Sweetwater Energy and founding partner of family office Cranberry Capital, and Nader Motamedy, former CEO of fund-of-funds Caspian Private Equity. Their debut fund has a target […]
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