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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:37:32 EDT

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Riordan, Lewis & Haden | Equity Partners Announces the Final Closing of its New Fund

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RLH Equity Partners is pleased to announce the final closing of RLH Investors IV, LP ("Fund 4") with total commitments of $510.6 million. Fund 4 was oversubscribed, requiring an increase in the fund's original hard cap to accommodate strong...

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Contrast Security, A Pioneer in Securing Critical Software, Closes $30 Million in Series C Financing

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) LOS ALTOS, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Contrast Security, the pioneer in enabling "self-protecting" software with security safeguards built directly into critical applications, today announced it has completed a $30 million Series C financing round led by new investor Battery...

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Bascom and Milestone Form New Sponsor Capital Fund

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:45:00 EDT

(image) LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bascom Group ("Bascom") of Irvine, California and Milestone Real Estate Partners ("Milestone") of Los Angeles, California announced the formation of a joint venture called Bascom Milestone Ventures ("Milestone Partners"). Milestone Partners...

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Spinal Singularity Closes Seed Funding Round for $3.1M

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:35:00 EDT

(image) SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Derek Herrera, the founder of Spinal Singularity, announced the closing of an equity investment in the amount of $3.1M. The round was led by Baker & Eastlack Ventures and included investment from Western Technology Investments,...

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SafeTraces Secures $6.5 Million Series A Financing Round Led by Omidyar Network to Advance Disruptive On-Food Source Assurance Solutions

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:19:00 EDT

(image) PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeTraces, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area based company that provides ground-breaking food source assurance solutions, announced that it completed a $6.5 million Series A financing round. Omidyar Network led the investment round with...

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European Venture Capital Deal Value Nears Record Highs, Despite Fewer Deals Overall

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:01:00 EDT

(image) SEATTLE, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- European venture capital activity continues at its sluggish pace in terms of deal count, while deal value continues to climb towards record highs, according to PitchBook's 3Q 2017 European Venture Report. Through three quarters of 2017, venture...

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Renaisscent, a Waterless Smart Diffuser that Allows for Complete Scent Customization in an Instant, Launches on Indiegogo

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:29:00 EDT

(image) TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaisscent launched their first campaign today on Indiegogo for their customizable, waterless smart diffuser with a funding goal of $35,000. Renaisscent combines fragrances made of high quality essential oils with smart technology through an...

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MycoTech Closes a $42M Series B With Even More "A-List" Food Investors, Signs Lease On An 86,000 Sq Ft Facility in Colorado

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:47:00 EDT

(image) AURORA, Colo., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MycoTechnology, a Colorado-based organic food technology company that uses mushrooms to create novel functional ingredients, officially closed their Series B round of financing this past week, pulling in a total of $42M. Last month,...

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The Blinc Group successfully closes first financing round

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blinc Group, a distribution-centric vapor and cannabis incubator, successfully closed its first financing round. With an infusion of US-based private capital, The Blinc Group intends to deploy these funds in day-to-day operations including...

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Mubadala launches venture capital business; opens its first U.S. location in San Francisco

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) SAN FRANCISCO and ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based investment company (Mubadala), today announced it is launching a venture capital arm of its business. A dedicated ventures investment team will be based...

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New Fund Targets Large, Late-Stage Venture-Backed "Unicorns"

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:40:00 EDT

(image) APPLETON, Wisc., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Endowment Wealth Management, Inc. has announced the launch of its EWM Unicorn Technology Fund. The private fund is seeking to raise up to $25 million to capitalize on what its management team sees as opportunities in the secondary market for...

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Maxogen Group LLC with support from WeFund Health successfully closed a financing round

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EDT

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month Maxogen Group LLC, producer of the Bite Helper, a revolutionary drug-free wellness device designed to work on neutralizing itch and irritation from insect bites, successfully closed its current financing round. With infusion of Europe...

Healthcare Investment Funds Set Industry-Breaking Commitment to Cannabis Sector

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:05:00 EDT

(image) BOSTON, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented move, direct investment healthcare funds Provident Healthcare Capital (PHC) and Dey Investment Group (DIG) are entering the cannabis sector with a $2 million commitment in seed funding towards CLIMB Holdings, LLC, an acronym for...

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Forty Seven Inc. Completes $75 Million Series B Financing

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:30:00 EDT

(image) MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty Seven Inc., a clinical-stage company developing the next generation of immuno-oncology treatments, announced today the completion of a $75 million Series B financing. The funds will be used to support continued development of...

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Floris Capital: A New High for Cannabis Opportunities

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:00:00 EDT

(image) SAN DIEGO, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A new private equity manager, Floris Capital Management, LLC, ("Floris"), has recently been launched to capitalize on investment opportunities in the cannabis space. Floris seeks to bridge the gap between capital seeking an entry point into the...

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Sway Ventures Expands European Focus with Addition of Karl Karlsson as General Partner, Head of European Investing

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:00:00 EDT

(image) LONDON, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sway Ventures, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm investing in early to mid-stage technology companies, has appointed Karl Karlsson to lead its expanded operation in London, as a General Partner and Head of European Investing. Previously,...

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Pluto TV Secures $5 Million In Funding From Samsung

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:00:00 EDT

(image) LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pluto TV, the leading free Internet television service in America, today announced it has received $5 million in funding from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, the venture capital arm of the Samsung Group, with participation from other...

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Next Frontier Capital Announces Successful First Close of Fund II With $22 Million in Limited Partner Commitments

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:00:00 EDT

(image) BOZEMAN, Mont., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Next Frontier Capital announced the successful first close of Fund II with $22 million in LP Subscriptions. The Fund II target is $30 million. Will Price, Founder and General Partner, noted "the first close enables us to continue...

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Innovative Meat Snack Closes on Series Seed Investment

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:20:00 EDT

(image) CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalahari Biltong, a new meat-based snack brand, announced today that it has closed on a round of equity financing. The investment was led by AccelFoods, a New York-based venture fund, exclusively focused on investing in innovative packaged...

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Q3'17 U.S. Venture Capital Investment Reaches $21.5B: KPMG Report

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:55:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture capital (VC) investment continued to remained strong, dominating with $21.5B total invested, which is just shy of the record high of $23.4B invested in Q2'16 and $22.9B invested in Q2'17, according to Venture Pulse, a quarterly report on...

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