23 Venture-Backed IPOs Raise $2.6B throughout Last Quarter

October 3, 2014

Following to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association survey, 23 venture-backed initial public offerings raised $2.6 billion throughout the last quarter. It was the sixth consecutive quarter in which there were more than 20 exits by venture capital firms. There have been 88 this year, more than all of 2013’s 81 and on […]

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Former Credit Suisse Banker Blake Shorthouse to Lead KKR’s Family Office

October 2, 2014

Former Credit Suisse banker Blake Shorthouse to lead private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’ push to raise money from rich European families. The New York-based firm has appointed Blake Shorthouse as a director in its London office, according to a spokeswoman for the firm. Shorthouse takes a newly created role at the firm with responsibility […]

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San Diego Entrepreneurs Form 412 New Startup in 2013

October 1, 2014

Despite a drop in venture capital funding for the San Diego’s young firms, local entrepreneurs created 412 new startup companies and 1,200 jobs in 2013. City and business leaders highlighted these numbers on Monday from the semiannual Connect Innovation Report as evidence that San Diego remains a hub for startups. “There is a lot happening […]

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Computer Sciences in Talks with Blackstone, Bain on Leveraged Buyout

September 30, 2014

An American multinational corporation that provides information technology services and professional services Computer Sciences Corp. is in talks with private equity firms including Blackstone Group LP and Bain Capital LLC to measure their interest in a leveraged buyout, people told Bloomberg. The talks are at an early stage and may not result in a deal, […]

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Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists are Pouring into Minnesota’s Life-Science Companies

September 29, 2014

The amount of $273 million has been invested into Minnesota’s young life-science companies by individual “angel” investors and venture capitalists so far this year in promising medical technology, pharmaceutical, biological and health IT companies. That’s more than was raised in 2010, 2011 or 2012, according to Minnesota LifeScience Alley, the industry association. “We’re now experiencing […]

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Blackstone Group Tops the List of the Most Active PE Firm in 2014

September 26, 2014

Following to preliminary figures from data provider Dealogic, a private equity giant Blackstone Group has topped the list of the most active private equity investors in the United States during the first nine months 2014. On the backs of deals such as Gates Global Inc., the value of Blackstone’s deals outpaces rival Carlyle Group by […]

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Bitcoin Services Coinify Secures Multi-Million Dollar Investment from SEED Capital

September 25, 2014

Coinify, Danish bitcoin services startup, is so pleased to announce that have received a multi-million dollar investment from Denmark-based SEED Capital. The investment will be used to expand the start-up’s bitcoin payment services for private and business clients in Europe, though the company also operates in the global market. Richard Breitner, investment manager at Seed […]

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Rocket Internet Plans to Raise $8B over Its IPO

September 24, 2014

Rocket Internet, the German-based venture capital group that has launched dozens of online startups, plans to raise $8 billion (€6.2 billion) over its initial public offering, in a range of 35.50 to 42.50 euros per share. The Berlin-based company said in a statement on Tuesday it expected gross proceeds of about 1.477 billion euros from […]

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Oregon Attracts more Venture Capitalists and Private Equity Firms

September 23, 2014

The state of Oregon is expecting more venture capital and private equity firms in the coming years, reported local business journal. So says a report from the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business’ Business Innovation Institute. The report “Oregon CapitalScan: A Line is Drawn” maps out the different funding options for entrepreneurs and small […]

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Mosaic Ventures to Invest $140M in European Startups

September 22, 2014

Mosaic Ventures, a new $140 million fund aimed at early-stage investments in Europe, has been created by three well-known tech investors and executives. Mosaic Ventures, a new early stage venture firm, based in London, has launched its first fund. It will invest $140m in European startups “that are fundamentally reshaping big markets“. Led by Mike […]

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