Runa Capital closes $70M for its third fund aimed at early-stage DeepTech

Runa Capital closes $70M for its third fund aimed at early-stage DeepTech

Runa Capital, an international VC firm HQ’d in Silicon Valley says it has now closed $70 million for its third fund aimed at backing early-stage startups in so-called ‘DeepTech’. Runa says it is aiming for a $135 million final target for Runa Fund III. Last year, its total funding in the U.S. increased by 30 Read more about Runa Capital closes $70M for its third fund aimed at early-stage DeepTech[…]

A91 Partners, a new VC fund from former Sequoia Capital India execs, closes $351M maiden fund

A91 Partners, a new VC fund from former Sequoia Capital India execs, closes $351M maiden fund

India’s growing number of startups now have one additional VC fund that will listen to their business ideas. A91 Partners, a new VC fund founded by former partners at Sequoia Capital India, has closed their maiden fund at $351 million. A91 Partners will focus on high growth startups in consumer, technology, financial services, and healthcare sectors Read more about A91 Partners, a new VC fund from former Sequoia Capital India execs, closes $351M maiden fund[…]

Sustainability-focused Ecosystem Integrity Fund closes on $100 million

Sustainability-focused Ecosystem Integrity Fund closes on $100 million

With six deals already under its belt, the sustainability focused investment firm Ecosystem Integrity Fund has closed its third investment vehicle at its $100 million target. Investments in the third fund include EV Connect, an electric charging company; eMotorWerks, the charging demand management software and service provider acquired by Enel; solar mounting company, Pegasus Solar; Read more about Sustainability-focused Ecosystem Integrity Fund closes on $100 million[…]

Pokémon GO creator Niantic closes $190M funding round

Pokémon GO creator Niantic closes $190M funding round

Mobile AR gaming startup Niantic has closed a $190 million round of funding according to newly filed SEC docs. The filing comes after a WSJ report last month suggested the company was in the process of closing a $200 million raise from investors, including IVP, aXiomatic Gaming and Samsung, at a $3.9 billion valuation. The Read more about Pokémon GO creator Niantic closes $190M funding round[…]

TNB Aura closes $22.7M fund to bring PE-style investing to Southeast Asia’s startups

TNB Aura closes $22.7M fund to bring PE-style investing to Southeast Asia’s startups

TNB Aura, a recent arrival to Southeast Asia’s VC scene, announced today that it has closed a maiden fund at SG$31.1million, or around US$22.65 million, to bring a more private equity-like approach to investing in startups in the region. The fund was launched in 2016 and it is a joint effort between Australia-based venture fund Aura Read more about TNB Aura closes $22.7M fund to bring PE-style investing to Southeast Asia’s startups[…]

SparkLabs Taipei closes initial $4.25M for its first fund, adds Jeremy Lin as an advisor

SparkLabs Taipei closes initial $4.25M for its first fund, adds Jeremy Lin as an advisor

SparkLabs Taipei, part of SparkLabs Group, the global network of accelerator programs and funds that works with emerging startup ecosystems, has raised $4.25 million in an initial close led by CTBC Group, along with individual investors, for its first venture capital fund. SparkLabs Taipei also announced today that it has added Atlanta Hawks player Jeremy Read more about SparkLabs Taipei closes initial $4.25M for its first fund, adds Jeremy Lin as an advisor[…]