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Investors venture into Africa’s start-up scene

More capital than ever is flowing to the continent’s entrepreneurs. With venture capital deal sizes increasing and international VCs joining local counterparts, is African VC reaching critical mass? Vicky Meek reports

Atomico’s Zennstrom: The unofficial ambassador for European tech

The Skype founder has seen European investors largely miss out on one wave of the technological revolution. He is determined that it won’t happen again.

DOWNLOAD: The state of VC in six charts

Frenzied fundraising, growing deal size and longer holds: in this six-slide interactive presentation we examine some key indicators of the state of venture capital.

Future Fund: ‘PE plays an important role in portfolio’

The Australian sovereign wealth fund has been shifting its private equity strategy to invest in Australia’s growing start-up sector.

Tech specialists VT Partners and Paladin to join forces

Growth capital firm VT partners, which was co-founded earlier this year by a 12-year Carlyle veteran, will look to pool its resources and network with the US-based cyber-security focused VC firm.

VinaCapital eyes 2018 launch for second tech fund

The Vietnamese firm is also winding down its partnership with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, 10 years after the pair set up their first tech fund.

Temasek’s Vertex Ventures beats target for SE Asia fund III

The Singapore-headquartered venture firm has raised $210m from Temasek, Kasikorn Bank and Cathay Life Insurance to invest in South-East Asia and Indian start-ups.

HK govt sets ups $256m innovation fund

Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Commission will co-invest up to $50m alongside venture capital firms to back tech-focused companies.

Hostplus backs Aus-China venture fund

The superannuation fund has made a $40m commitment to venture firm Artesian's China fund.

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