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Venrock’s Tom Willerer, an edtech specialist, sees promise in the unusual pay-for-performance tuition structure of Make School, the firm’s first investment in the field. The Palo Alto, California, firm recently led a $15 million Series B funding of Make School, a coding boot camp that recently began offering a fully accredited bachelor’s degree in computer […]
Noro-Moseley Partners, an Atlanta-based firm focused on early-growth technology and healthcare startups, raised $144.4 million toward a $150 million eighth venture-capital fund, according to an SEC filing. The document says that 63 LPs invested in the fund. Founded in 1983, the firm invests primarily in companies located in the southeastern United States.  
Pearson, one of the world’s largest educational products companies, is launching Pearson Ventures, a $50 million corporate venture fund focused on early-stage educational technology companies. The fund will invest in Series A and B rounds, putting $2 million to $5 million into four to five companies per year, according to the fund’s Investment Director Owen […]
Kairos Ventures, the Beverly Hills, Calif-based firm is raising a $100 million first opportunities fund, according to a regulatory filing. The first sale was not yet reported. The early-stage firm invests between $150,000 and $20 million into ideas, patents, and businesses from the top universities and scientists. Kairos Ventures is led by CEO and founder […]
AutoTech Ventures, a Menlo Park, California-based firm, has closed a $120 million first fund and according to a regulatory filing, is currently raising a $225 million second fund to invest in transportation disruptors. The firm was founded in 2015 by Managing Directors Alexei Andreev, a physicist and a tenured venture capitalist, and Quin Garcia, a […]
Equal Ventures, a New York City-based early-stage firm, is raising its first fund with a target of $40 million, according to a filing with the SEC. First sale was not reported. The firm’s first investment is LEAP, a Retail-as-a-Service platform for consumer brands. Equal Ventures is co-founded by Richard Kerby, who previously focused on early-stage deals […]
Yield Lab, a business accelerator and venture capital firm focused on food and agricultural technology, has raised a little more than $12 million towards a $50 million first opportunity fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The document states that seven limited partners have participated in the fund. The St. Louis, Missouri-based firm’s mission […]
Source Code Capital, a China-based firm, is raising a $290 million fourth flagship fund and a $260 million first growth fund, according to filings with the SEC. First sale was not reported. The firm has raised $510 million across three funds, including a $260 million third fund, which closed in April 2017. Source Code Capital […]
Artis Ventures, a San Francisco-based firm known for several high-profile investments, is raising $200 million towards fund III, its largest fund to date, according to a filing with the SEC. First sale was not reported. New York City-based MCP Securities, Indianapolis, Indiana-based Finex Capital and Dubai-based Oryx Ventures are listed as Artis’ placement agents. Since […]
Chris Schaepe, a co-founding partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners, was ousted from the firm after he told the other partners that he hired Rick Singer, a college admission coach responsible for orchestrating the college admissions scandal. Schaepe reportedly donated about $630,000 to Singer’s nonprofit foundation, which was most likely a front for the operation. Singer is […]

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