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Darwin Ventures, a fund-of-funds focused on early-stage deals, is seeking to raise up to $100 million for a third vehicle.
Investors less worried about liquidity, more about inflation, shortfalls
Although the Internet company has made some notable acquisitions, such as acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion, many of its targets are not venture-backed
The two East Coast venture firms have been posting stellar returns, boosted in large part by investments they’ve made together. The latest case in point? Tumblr, first backed when it was a two-person operation.
The firm’s newest fund, Accel London IV, will target early through growth stage investments in Europe and Israel. Partner Kevin Comolli says he's more bullish than ever about the region, where he sees talented entrepreneurs and startups that are less prone to the “hot deal syndrome” of soaring valuations than their Silicon Valley counterparts.
February is the shortest month, so at least that’s one excuse for why venture-backed M&A activity clocked in at a slower-than-usual rate.
Acquirers scooped up at least eight venture-backed health care startups in January
Women still hold a miniscule portion of top positions in the alternative assets industry, but their representation appears to be growing, according to a new survey. A key contributing factor may be that women-owned hedge funds have signficantly outperformed industry averages.
Small deals dominate the venture-backed M&A scene as early-stage acquisitions and acqui-hires gain traction. For VCs, that’s a good and a scary thing
Reflections on the M&A scene from VCJ’s Venture Alpha conference in October

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