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recode.net March 27, 2019

VC Not Charged In College Scandal Was Ousted Anyway

This story tells you a lot about how Silicon Valley really works. It was a photo with Kevin Durant that appears to have led to the ouster of one of the founders of Silicon Valley’s most elite venture firms.
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channelnewsasia.com 5 hours, 20 minutes ago

Singapore's Gic To Buy Logistics Properties In Europe For Us$1 Billion - Cna

SINGAPORE: Singapore's sovereign wealth fund said it had signed a deal to buy a logistics real estate portfolio from funds managed by private-equity firm Apollo Global Management's affiliates for about EUR950 million (US$1 billion). The portfolio comprises 28 logistics assets across Europe ...
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vcaonline.com 5 hours, 45 minutes ago

Duett Receives Majority Growth Investment From Accel-kkr

TYNSET, Norway and LONDON, December 12, 2019-- Duett AS ("Duett"), a leading provider of software-as-a-service ("SaaS") solutions to professional accountants and their clients in Norway, today announced it has received a majority growth investment from Accel-KKR, a leading global software-focused investment firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. The investment will build on Duett's deep success in Scandinavia to fuel vertical and geographic expansion plans. The investment also marks Accel-KKR's 39th completed investment in the EMEA region since 2013 when it established a European headquarters, making Accel-KKR one of the most active software private equity firms in Europe.
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vcaonline.com 5 hours, 50 minutes ago

Industry Ventures Announces Secondary Team Promotions

SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 2019-- Industry Ventures, L.L.C., a leading venture capital investment firm, today announced two Principals on the secondary funds team were promoted to Managing Director. "I'm very happy to announce that both Ira Simkhovitch and Amir Malayery have been promoted to Managing Director. They are key members of our investment team and have continued to prove that they can source secondary venture investments from a variety of sellers that in turn have provided our funds exposure to some of the leading venture-backed businesses.
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vcaonline.com 5 hours, 50 minutes ago

Oneday Closes $5.2M Series A Investment Led By Silverton Partners

DALLAS, December 12, 2019-- OneDay, makers of the innovative "ready, set, record" video platform enabling businesses to become storytellers announced it completed a $5.2 million Series A round of financing. Austin-based Silverton Partners led the investment round with participation from Spieker Partners and Green Park and Golf Ventures. The Series A financing builds on a dynamic year for OneDay, which saw rapid growth in the senior living market and will close a successful 2019 in more than 2,000 communities across the globe.
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allaboutalpha.com 5 hours, 50 minutes ago

A Critique Of (non-forensic) Short Selling | Allaboutalpha: Alternative Investing Trends And Analysis | A Finance Blog About Private Equity, Commodities, And Other Alternative Asset Classes.

In a new paper, three quants with Robeco suggest that the "short" side of the activity of many long/short equity trades is pointless. These quants are David Blitz, Guido Baltussen, who is also affiliated with Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and Pim Van Vliet. They have broken down the common equity factorRead More.
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vcaonline.com 5 hours, 50 minutes ago

Gryphon Investors Invests In Heartland Veterinary Partners

Leading General Veterinary Practice Headquartered in the Midwest Provides Proven Platform for Continued Expansion SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 2019-- Gryphon Investors ("Gryphon"), a San Francisco-based middle-market private equity firm, announced today that it has made a majority investment in Heartland Veterinary Partners ("Heartland" or "the Company"), a leading veterinary support organization in the Mid-American and Southern U.S. markets. Tyree & D'Angelo Partners ("TDP") and management will retain minority stakes alongside Gryphon. This transaction marks a continuation of Gryphon's successful track record in helping to build leading multi-site healthcare services businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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vcaonline.com 5 hours, 50 minutes ago

Michael Block Joins Adit Ventures As Special Advisor

NEW YORK, December 12, 2019-- Well known market strategist and advisor Michael Block has joined Adit Ventures, a leading late stage venture capital investment firm, as Special Advisor to work with the principals to grow the firm's market footprint and investment expertise. Mr. Block will be based out of Adit's headquarters in New York. Please visit www.aditventures.com for further information. Michael Block, a well-known market strategist and corporate advisor, has joined Adit Ventures, a New York late stage venture capital investment firm focused on companies driving today's market and tomorrow's economy, as Special Advisor.
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vcaonline.com 6 hours, 10 minutes ago

Theatro Closes $20M Series C Funding To Accelerate The Growth Of Its Enterprise Mobile Platform

Theatro Closes $20 Million Series C Funding to Accelerate the Growth of its Enterprise Mobile Platform Nearly 125,000 frontline employees use Theatro's Intelligent Voice Assistant to help them do their jobs; funding to continue the expansion of Theatro's mobile platform into new markets and geographies DALLAS, December 12, 2019-- Theatro, the fastest-growing enterprise mobile voice platform in the market, today announced it has secured a $20 million Series C investment from Sageview Capital, a growth capital firm focused on investing in leading tech-enabled businesses.
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vcaonline.com 6 hours, 10 minutes ago

Leantaas Secures $40M In Funding From Goldman Sachs

Bank Invests in Market-Leading Innovator of Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Solutions Focused on Improving the Operational Efficiency of Healthcare SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 12, 2019-- LeanTaaS, Inc., a Silicon Valley software innovator that helps hospitals and health systems increase access and lower cost through predictive and prescriptive analytics, today announced it has closed a $40 million Series C3 round of financing from Goldman Sachs' Merchant Banking Division.
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vcaonline.com 6 hours, 10 minutes ago

Zippin Announces $12M Series A Financing Round Led By Evolv Ventures, The Venture Fund Backed By Kraft Heinz

Zippin Announces $12 Million Series A Financing Round Led by Evolv Ventures, the Venture Fund Backed by Kraft Heinz SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 2019-- Zippin, the industry leading startup enabling cashierless checkout for brick and mortar retail, announced the recent closing of $12 million in Series A funding led by Evolv Ventures, the venture fund backed by Kraft Heinz. Zippin uses a combination of computer vision, AI, and sensor fusion technology to offer consumers a completely checkout-free shopping experience. Launched in 2015, the company is powering four autonomous public stores and several private pilot stores globally.
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