Mark Sherman of Telstra Ventures found that investing in Springboard in a virtual deal could be done. It just required a lot of phone calls.
The vehicle has already made four investments across its mandate, with Peruvian agribusiness Phoenix Foods and solar energy solutions provider SunColombia among the early beneficiaries.
The firm grabs A$80m to help bridge the financing gap in the Australia venture market and to offer companies diversified funding options.
William Taranto of the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund writes how the switch to working from home can make investors more productive. But the downside is loss of personal interaction.
Andrew Adams, Oak HC/FT, venture capital, healthcare, merger, m&a
The firm makes a bet in the recession-resilient CDMO space, all while the digital health companies it backs see an acceleration of investor interest.
Plant-based burger
The portfolio companies of the NY firm have also fared well on the fundraising trail, as it plots a successor $250m vehicle to its debut $50m fund.
The CEO of British Patient Capital writes, borrowing from its own name, that investing patient capital will help lift economy out of the pandemic.
VC Fuse Venture Partners
The firm is seeking to raise $100m for its debut fund, according to regulatory filings, and has already raised about $71m from current and former execs of various tech and consumer companies.
The former Microsoft executive co-founded the early-stage software firm Merus Capital in 2007. He was 51.
VC Kyle Lui, DCM Ventures
The venture capitalist discusses PPP loans, where Lime is experiencing growth and a company that has not survived the downturn.

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