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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.

Oddo plots fundraising ‘tour’ following PE acquisition

The newly-rebranded Oddo BHF Private Equity will seek €300m for a new secondaries vehicle from predominantly European and Middle Eastern institutional LPs.

Why European VC returns are better than you think

Removing sampling biases reveals greater parity between US and European venture capital performance than is often expected, according to a report from eFront.

Ex-Robeco chief plots June close for debut impact fund

Future Planet is seeking at least $500m for a vehicle targeting university spin-outs, executive chairman Douglas Hansen-Luke told PEI.

Cyprus Capital plots December first close for debut fund – exclusive

The firm, which focuses on growth, venture and expansion capital in the eastern Mediterranean, is seeking at least €100m.

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