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Legend-backed firm seeks $500m for Chinese semiconductor fund

South Korean tech giant SK has formed a $1bn investor club with China's Legend Holdings to back a semiconductor firm and Legend Capital's funds.

China’s ‘herd mentality’ could threaten VC returns

Greater competition for a limited number of assets has diluted equity ownership, delegates told an industry conference on Tuesday.
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How NZ Super will make its venture capital debut

New Zealand's government has proposed a NZ$300m fund of funds to back offshore and domestic venture capital managers.

PE will start adopting VC’s fund terms

More venture capital-like fund terms could be bad news for limited partners.

South African VC hots up amid influx of new managers

A flurry of VC activity drove spending up almost 40% last year as investors took advantage of tax-friendly government initiatives.

Forbion increases bite size after first close – exclusive

The Dutch VC firm held a first close on €270m for Fund IV this week just two months after launch, managing partner Sander Slootweg told PEI.

Dementia fund seeks medical breakthroughs

SV Health Investors’ Dementia Discovery Fund will discover and develop medicines for dementia, an area untouched by breakthroughs.

Snoop Dogg’s VC firm seeks high returns

The rapper's cannabis-focused venture capital firm is looking for 10x returns with its debut fund. Managing partner Karan Wadhera talks strategy.

Aussie superfunds back local VC

Institutional investment into Australian innovation is rising, spurred by the increasingly global nature of these businesses.

Spotify listing may prompt European VC renaissance

The sector may be entering a new phase, while secondaries buyers are keeping a close eye on the market.
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