NFX, ClearSky and EIF highlight the emerging manager roundup

Emerging managers raised more than $9.4 billion from May 8 through May 22. Venture capital firms were responsible for more than $640 million of that.

NFX led all venture firms, raising $275 million for its sophomore fund. The San Francisco-based firm makes seed-stage investments to market-transforming companies.

ClearSky was also in the market with its sophomore fund, which raised $145.8 million and will focus on companies providing technology and services in the power sector.

The Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF) was third in fundraising. Its third fund raised more than $95 million and will invest in companies contributing to environmental sustainability.

Below is a rundown of the most significant venture funds that VCJ has identified as being in the market over the past few weeks:

ClearSky invests in innovative companies providing technology and services to enterprise customers with a focus on the power sector. Its sophomore Power & Technology fund raised $145.8 million.

Collider Ventures is an early-stage blockchain and crypto fund. Its debut fund raised more than $7.2 million of a targeted $50 million.

The Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF) focuses on companies contributing to environmental sustainability. Its third fund raised more than $95 million.

First Cressey Ventures focuses on accelerating the growth of high potential healthcare companies. Its sophomore fund raised over $62 million.

FusionX Ventures invests in promising early-stage startups in technology, industrials and medical/life science. Its sophomore fund raised more than $9.6 million.

Genoa Ventures invests in early-stage life sciences companies that deal with biology, technology and data science. Its debut fund raised $24 million.

KCRise Fund focuses on co-investments with institutional venture capital partners in companies based in the greater Kansas City area. Its sophomore fund raised $12 million of a targeted $30 million.

NFX makes seed-stage investments to founders looking to build market-transforming companies. Its sophomore fund raised $275 million.

Stage 1 Financial focuses on consumer opportunities. Its debut fund raised $2 million of a targeted $25 million.

VamosVentures has a mission to empower diverse communities by investing in tech-driven solutions to challenges persistent in our communities. Its debut fund raised more than $6.5 million.