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Being a venture capitalist doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Bob Kagle has put on a master class in how to have a good time since stepping away from Benchmark Capital.
Peloton Interactive, IPO
Fixel led Tiger Global's investment in hot cycling tech company Peloton Interactive, which went public last September.
Mitchell Kertzman
The 71-year-old, who founded and ran software companies before becoming a VC, plans to spend more time traveling and visiting with his adult children.
Chris Douvos, Ahoy Capital
The new vehicle will be called Ahoy Spinnaker Fund and split its investments 50/50 between venture funds and direct investments, a source tells Venture Capital Journal.
Damien Patton, co-founder, CEO, Banjo
VC-backed Banjo was rocked when Medium OneZero reported that co-founder and CEO Damien Patton had “participated in white supremacist groups in his youth and was involved in the shooting of a synagogue.”
New York venture firm Venrock has raised close to $450 million for its fourth healthcare fund, this one an evergreen vehicle that will invest in both private and public biotech companies. Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners EG LP raised $446.75 million from 26 investors, an SEC filing states. Bong Koh and Nimish Shah are listed as […]
Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital
Gurley, 53, is best known for leading Benchmark’s investment in Uber, which is one of the most successful venture investments in history.
Coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic
Australia's M8 Ventures, which was trying to raise $6.2m, says it has gone 'into sleep mode until there is more certainty in the economy.'
Geoffrey Love, Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust is not letting the covid-19 pandemic put a chill on its investing. The $33 billion foundation today re-upped with a healthcare venture capital fund, and it is well-positioned for future investments, says p rincipal Geoffrey Love.
IDG Capital is in the market with its sixth venture fund, which aims to raise about $100 million more than its predecessor. The Hong Kong-based firm has set out to raise $688 million for IDG China Venture Capital Fund VI LP, according to a regulatory filing. The fund has not yet closed on any commitments, […]

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