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Venture Capital Journal’s debut ranking of the 40 Rising Stars under 40 in the global venture community shows the up and comers are a diverse lot. Compiled and adjudicated by Marina Temkin, Rebecca Szkutak, Lawrence Aragon and Alastair Goldfisher.
Jay-Z, Shawn Carter, rapper, mogul
Rap mogul Jay-Z and two partners appear to have held a final close on $85 million for their first venture fund, Marcy Venture Partners Fund.
The firm, which launched in 2014, is also eyeing an opportunity fund.
Paul Holland
Paul Holland, who produced the documentary “Something Ventured” about the early days of venture capital in Silicon Valley, will work with CVCs on their new venture teams, CVC funds, corporate accelerators, and executive investment management teams to ensure their startup investments and partnerships thrive.
Europe’s venture and startup ecosystem has made tremendous strides in the past decade, and a record amount of investment has produced a bevy of billion-dollar companies. When will institutional investors buy in?
Demand for sextech, gambling and cannabis products began to skyrocket when lockdowns began.
By Tom Stein, Correspondent Looking to launch a first-time venture fund? 2020 could be another vintage year for debut funds, but raising a new fund is becoming increasingly hard. “This is a fertile time for emerging managers, mainly because there is still so much money that investors are willing to put to work in venture,” […]
The New York firm, which focuses on investing in companies operating in highly regulated markets, closed Fund II with $70m. It reports Fund I has an early net IRR of 64.6%.
More reflections on the coronavirus impact from VCs Jim Scheinman of Maven Ventures and Bennett Cohen of Piva.
The Sao Paulo firm hires former Intel Capital counsel Carolina Strobel to lead its portfolio services in Brazil.

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