Lyfebulb, the company co-founded by <strong>Dr. Karin Hehenberger PhD</strong>, with <strong>Dr. Steve Squinto</strong>, Venture partner Orbimed and <strong>Riccardo Braglia</strong>, CEO Helsinn, is about to launch an early-stage Autoimmune Disease / Diabetes Innovation Venture Fund. The Scientific Advisory Board is chaired by <strong>Robert Langer PhD</strong>, David H. Koch Institue, MIT.<br /> <br /> Focused on breakthrough opportunities in autoimmune, insulin-dependent diabetes and other associated autoimmune diseases. Our goals are to deliver a superior return on investment.
<p>March Capital Partners is seeking to raise $150 million for its second fund, according to an SEC filing. Also, the Santa Monica, California-based tech-focused venture firm is targeting the same amount for its second opportunity fund. </p>
<p>Between the mentorship, the network and the general support, a good startup accelerator will lift a new startup on its shoulders and present it to the world with the pride and admiration of a new parent. However, the capital goes a long way, which is why it’s a big deal that Y Combinator is raising a $1 billion fund.</p>
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Akkadian Ventures has raised over $118 million for its fourth fund, according to an SEC filing. Based in San Francisco, Akkadian focuses on the software, internet and mobile sectors.
Clarus Ventures has raised $789.7 million toward an $880 million fourth venture fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
SAIF Partners, an early investor in mobile payments and digital wallet player Paytm, has begun raising its third India-dedicated fund of about $350-400 million. The new fund will make SAIF Partners one of the largest venture funds in India after Sequoia Capital, Accel India and Nexus Venture Partners all of which have over $1 billion in assets under management.
In the first quarter of 2017, Israeli high-tech companies raised $1.03 billion in 155 transactions. This amount is 4% down from $1.07 billion raised in 165 deals in the preceding quarter and 8% down from$1.11 billion raised in 174 deals in the first quarter of 2016.
Boston-based Yellow Wood Capital Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm, has raised $180 million for its second fund, according to an SEC filing. The target is $360 million. In 2012, the firm closed its debut fund at $225 million, beating its $200 million target.
IMJ Investment Partners is rebranding to Spiral Ventures and is in the process of raising funds for a Japan fund with a targeted close of approximately $53 million. The rebrands is meant to appeal to both current and potential LPS and to differentiate it from the IMJ brand. This rebrand will also see a new fund – the Spiral Asia Global Fund – targeting opportunities in India and Southeast Asia.