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Smart City-focused Venture Funds Worth $160M Launched In Singapore

The funds are Singapore-based GBCI Ventures' $100-million smart city fund and CleanGrid Partners' $60-million clean energy fund. The post Smart city-focused venture funds worth $160m launched in Singapore appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
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Huron Capital Expands Management Company By Hiring Top Operating Executive Leaders

Enhancements to team designed to deepen operational expertise, attract top private equity management talent, and drive operational improvements at portfolio companies DETROIT, January 23, 2019-- Leading lower-middle-market private equity firm Huron Capital announced today that former Herman Miller CEO Brian C. Walker is joining the firm as an operations-oriented partner in charge of strategic leadership at the portfolio company level. Walker's position as Partner - Strategic Leadership is intended to deepen the firm's investment management expertise and strategic direction for its portfolio companies.
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Zafin Raises $17.2M In Series B Funding To Accelerate Growth In Financial Services Software Sector

Zafin Raises $17.2 Million in Series B Funding to Accelerate Growth in Financial Services Software Sector Led by funds from Vistara Capital Partners, Beedie Capital, and Accenture Ventures, the round will be used to expand sales and marketing growth along with continued product innovation TORONTO, January 23, 2019-- Zafin, a worldwide leader in financial services software, has raised $17.2 million in private growth financing led by Vistara Capital Partners, Beedie Capital, and Accenture Ventures.
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Owl Ventures Raises $315M Third Fund For Global Edtech Investments

SAN FRANCISCO, January 23, 2019-- Owl Ventures, the leading investor in education technology, announced today that it closed $315 million for its third fund. The fund will make early and growth stage investments in the world's leading education technology companies across the education spectrum including early childhood, K-12, higher education and career mobility/professional learning. Owl Ventures has over $600 million in assets under management and has invested in 24 companies since its founding in 2014. "We believe there is a digital revolution rapidly unfolding in education and workforce development.
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Attune Pharmaceuticals Announces $23M Series B Financing To Advance Atn-249 For The Treatment Of Hae

NEW YORK, January 23, 2019-- Attune Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel, orally-administered, small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of rare diseases, today announced the completion of a $23 million Series B financing. Venrock Healthcare Partners led the financing joined by new investor LifeSci Venture Partners, and existing investors RTW Investments, RA Capital, Boxer Capital and Tang Capital. In conjunction with the financing, Rod Wong, M.D., managing partner at RTW Investments, has been appointed to Attune's board of directors.
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Colony Capital To Acquire Abraaj Group's Private Equity Platform In Latin America

MEXICO CITY & LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK, January 23, 2019-- Abraaj Holdings, Abraaj Investment Management Limited (together, "the Group") and Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) ("Colony Capital"), through the Group's Joint Provisional Liquidators, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, have signed a definitive agreement for Colony Capital and the existing management team to acquire the Group's private equity platform in Latin America (the "Company"). The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter, subject to certain approvals. The Company will rebrand as Colony Latam Partners.
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Test And Measurement And Digital Signal Processing Innovator Liquid Instruments Raises $8.16M In Series-a Funding Round

Test and Measurement and Digital Signal Processing Innovator Liquid Instruments Raises $8.16M in Series-A Funding Round SAN DIEGO and CANBERRA, Australia, January 23, 2019-- Liquid Instruments, the developer of Moku:Lab, the software-configurable hardware platform for precision test and measurement and advanced digital signal processing, today announced that it has raised $8.16 million (USD) in a Series A funding round. The round was led by US-based Anzu Partners and includes follow-on investor ANU Connect Ventures in Australia.
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Varada Raises $7.5M To Break Through Decade Old Limitations Of Big Data Infrastructure

Varada enables companies to leverage untapped data in data lakes, paving the way for the agile creation of data driven products TEL AVIV, Israel, January 23, 2019-- Varada, the pioneer of big data inline indexing, today announced a $7.5 million seed funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation by StageOne Ventures and F2 Capital. The round was secured in two phases, with $2.5 million of investment initially led by StageOne Ventures and F2 Capital last year and the completion of the round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, including existing investors, to expand business operations and development.
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Henry Jones Named Board President At Calpers | Swfi - Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) posted a -3.9% for the calendar year ended December 31, 2018. At this point, CalPERS is approximately 65% to 66% funded. In addition, CalPERS is current searching for a permanent private equity director. CalPERS is still deciding on whether to change its approach to private equity investing by [...]
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Andela Secures $100M Series D To Build Distributed Engineering Teams And Power The Future Of Work

NEW YORK, January 23, 2019-- Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa's top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela's total venture funding to $180M. Andela was founded in 2014 to connect Africa's engineering talent with the demand for software developers worldwide.
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Symbiont Closes $20M In Series B Funding

NEW YORK, January 23, 2019-- Inc., today announced the closing of a $20m Series B funding round to continue its growth as the market-leading blockchain platform for the global financial markets. The round was led by Nasdaq Ventures with participation from additional new investors including Galaxy Digital, Citi, Raptor Group, and others. "Closing this round of funding enables us to accelerate investments in our platform and team," said Symbiont CEO and Co-founder Mark Smith.
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