Iris Capital Holds €250M First Closing of New Venture Capital Fund – FinSMEs (blog)

Iris Capital, a Paris, France-based pan-European venture capital firm, has launched its new fund, with a first €250M closing. Corporates investing in IrisNext’s first closing include Orange, Publicis, Valeo, Bpifrance and BRED Banque Populaire. IrisNext is the firm’s second generation multi-corporate vehicle, and combines strategic corporates, financial investors, individuals and institutions under a fully independent […]

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Investing in venture capital funds: Do your homework first – The Straits Times

Investing in a venture capital (VC) fund is not for the average retail investor because while returns can be high at about 20 per cent or more a year, the risks are high too. The minimum investment amount is usually $1 million for individuals and the gestation period about eight to 10 years. The illiquidity […]

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Simpler rules to draw more venture capital managers – The Straits Times

The booming venture capital industry here is set to grow further in the coming months as new rules kick in to allow start-ups easier access to funding. The slimmed-down and simpler framework outlined by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will allow venture capital (VC) funds to get a licence within weeks instead of the […]

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TLcom Raises $40M for Africa Focused Venture Capital Fund – FinSMEs (blog)

TLcom Capital, a London, UK and Nairobi, Kenya-based venture capital firm, raised $40m in the first close of its newest Africa fund.Investors in TIDE Africa Fund, which has a target of $100m, include African Development Bank, the European Investment Bank and FBN Capital. Other investors are currently working with a view to join the final close […]

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Singapore: Qualgro launches $50m+ ASEAN-focused venture capital fund – DEALSTREETASIA

June 23, 2017:   Qualgro and Gordian Capital today announced the spin out of the Qualgro ASEAN Fund I, L.P. from the Gordian Capital platform, with a corpus in excess of $50 million. The fund ASEAN-focused fund attracted investments from both Japanese and Asian multinational corporations. It makes venture capital (VC) investments, with a primary focus […]

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Opinion: Future Fund missing from local venture capital comeback – The Australian Financial Review

A resurgent venture capital sector is building our future – but where is the Future Fund, asks Labor spokesman for the digital economy, Ed Husic. by Ed Husic This may be a weird way to start this column – but as a Labor MP, I’d like to extend thanks to our nation’s venture capital sector. […]

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