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October 11, 2018

Wellesley College To Continue Evolving VC Program | Sarah Samuels, Managing Director | Q&A

Sarah Samuels has been a managing director at Wellesley College since September 2017. In this interview, she discusses her role as a founder of the Boston chapter of the Private Equity Women Investment Network (PEWIN); how Wellesley's smaller pool of assets, relative to her previous role in a public pension, opens a universe of investment opportunities with niche strategies; and why Wellesley plans to continue evolving their venture capital program.
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Velicept Therapeutics Raises An Additional $15M In Series B Round, Initiates Phase 2b Study Evaluating Once Daily Dosing Of Solabegron In Patients With Overactive Bladder (oab) And Receives Issuance Of Additional U.s. Patent

Velicept Therapeutics Raises an Additional $15 Million in Series B Round, Initiates Phase 2b Study Evaluating Once Daily Dosing of Solabegron in Patients with Overactive Bladder (OAB) and Receives Issuance of Additional U.S. Patent -Additional Funding to Advance Phase 2b Development Program in OAB- -Enrollment for Second Phase 2 Study Well Underway- -Issuance of U.S. Patent No.
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Vistara Capital Partners Launches Us$100 Million Debt Fund To Fuel Mid To Later Stage Technology Companies Across North America

Vistara Capital Partners Launches US$100 Million Debt Fund to Fuel Mid to Later Stage Technology Companies Across North America Over 40 percent closed, Vistara's latest fund injects increasingly popular form of capital into growing tech sector VANCOUVER, British Columbia, October 16, 2018-- Vistara Capital Partners announced today the launch and first close of its third fund, the Vistara Technology Growth Fund III LP, with a goal to raise US$100 million.
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Centre Partners Invests In Guy & O'neill

NEW YORK, October 16, 2018-- Centre Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, today announced that it has made an investment in Guy & O'Neill, Inc. ("Guy & O'Neill"), a premier manufacturer and developer of household cleaning and personal care products. Centre's investment, financial terms of which were not disclosed, was made alongside the Company's senior management team, which will continue to own a meaningful stake and lead the business under Centre's ownership.
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Vestigo Ventures And Cmt Digital Lead $3.4M Round For Frst

Firms Invest in Leading Provider of Blockchain Data and Monitoring Technology for Professional Cryptocurrency Traders CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and CHICAGO, October 16, 2018-- Vestigo Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on making investments in transformative fintech companies, and CMT Digital, a division of the CMT Group, focused on crypto asset trading, blockchain technology investments and legal / policy engagement, announced today the participation in a $3.4 million financing round for FRST, the leading provider of timely, high-fidelity, actionable data for professional traders of digital assets. The funding round was led by CMT Digital and Vestigo Ventures.
Read by 75% of LPs 29 minutes ago

Paperspace Closes $13M Series A Round To Accelerate Mass Adoption Of Ai

New funding to further innovation of company's high-performance cloud computing and ML development platform NEW YORK, October 16, 2018-- Paperspace, a cloud AI company, today announced it has closed a $13 million Series A financing round led by new investors Battery Ventures, SineWave Ventures, Intel Capital and Sorenson Ventures as well as existing investor Initialized Capital. This new round brings Paperspace's total funding to $19 million. "Artificial intelligence--especially deep-learning platforms--are poised to transform virtually every industry, but infrastructure bottlenecks are threatening the pace of adoption by developers and data analysts alike," said Dharmesh Thakker, a general partner with Battery Ventures.
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Morgan Stanley Set To Begin Raising Third Infrastructure Fund

It's unclear what the firm's final target will be, but rivals including I Squared Capital, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and KKR & Co. each raised $7 billion or more in recent months. The post Morgan Stanley set to begin raising third infrastructure fund appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
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Shamrock Capital Buys Stargate Music Publishing Catalogue Works By Rihanna, Beyonce, Coldplay, And Katy Perry Acquired By Shamrock's Entertainment Ip Fund

Shamrock Capital Buys Stargate Music Publishing Catalogue Works by Rihanna, Beyonce, Coldplay, and Katy Perry acquired by Shamrock's Entertainment IP Fund LOS ANGELES, October 16, 2018-- Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based investment firm, today announced that its Entertainment IP Fund has acquired the music publishing catalogue from Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen, known as the songwriting and production duo, Stargate. Shamrock acquired the catalogue through its Entertainment IP Fund which was formed to acquire existing entertainment intellectual property rights across the broader music, film and television content sectors of the industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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Riverside Raises Its Glass: Latest Investment Is Clearly A Win

CLEVELAND, Ohio, October 16, 2018-- The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has invested in Woon-Tech, a Boston, Massachusetts, manufacturer of specialty glass for shower enclosures and other residential and commercial applications. Woon-Tech is an add-on to Riverside's Cardinal platform. Riverside invested in Louisville, Kentucky-based Cardinal in early 2018. The company manufactures and provides glass products for residential, hospitality and light commercial use. The addition of Woon-Tech complements Cardinal's product portfolio and will expand its geographic footprint.
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Michigan Capital Advisors Invests In Ventech, Llc, An Innovative Mobile Heating Solution

Automotive and transportation focused investment firm further develops portfolio of innovative products to the transportation and commercial vehicle industries BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., October 16, 2018-- Michigan Capital Advisors ("MCA"), a private equity firm focused on the automotive and transportation-related industries, announced today that it has made an investment in Ventech, LLC ("Ventech"). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ventech is the developer of the Liquid Heat Generator ("LHG"), a revolutionary mobile heating technology.
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Niif Invests [?]660 Crore In Hdfc Capital's Affordable Housing Projects Fund

This marks the second investment for NIIF's Fund of Funds and will see NIIF join a unit of ADIA as an investor in HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate-2 (HCARE 2)
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