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zdnet.com 3 hours, 5 minutes ago

Canva Valuation Hits $3.2B As It Launches Canva For Enterprise

Its latest rounding fund achieved $85 million thanks to backers including Blackbird and Sequoia China. : Its latest rounding fund achieved $85 million thanks to backers including Blackbird and Sequoia China. Canva has announced it has achieved a private valuation of $3.2 billion, as part of closing its latest round of funding. The Australian tech unicorn has raised an additional $85 million with backing from Mary Meeker's Bond, General Catalyst, Bessemer Venture Partners, Blackbird, and Sequoia China.
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futuresmag.com 9 hours, 45 minutes ago

Top 7 Insights From Kettera Hedge Fund Platform Update

Sneak peek at September hedge fund and managed futures returns from Kettera Hydra Platform Investor Letter. Kettera Hydra platform gives qualified investors the ability to access top-tier fully vetted macro, managed futures, FX and hedge fund managers at lower investment minimums and the same fee structure as direct managed accounts. The platform separates the "wheat from chaff" and only lists best-in-class managers. Kettera conducts rigorous due diligence on each manager before a manager is approved on the platform. #1 In global macro, with some notable exceptions, we noted once again a divergence between discretionary and quant or model-driven macro programs.
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reuters.com October 14, 2019

Update 1-sun Capital Frontrunner To Buy Italy's Vetrerie Riunite-sources

Private equity firm Sun Capital Partners is in the lead to buy Italy's Vetrerie Riunite, two people familiar with the deal said on Monday, after VAM Investments withdrew its offer when it received no response from the glass products group.
Read by 54% of LPs

pehub.com October 14, 2019

Private Equity Jobs Of The Week: Blackstone, Fifth Wall, Concord Health And Webster Are Hiring

A weekly roundup of jobs in the private equity industry - from buyout shops to venture capital funds to investment banks. Blackstone is seeking a vice president of co-investments for its strategic partners b [...]
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dealstreetasia.com October 14, 2019

VC Firms Urge Startups To Get 'Boring', Focus More On 'Processes'

Recent disasters of the startups, especially at the public markets, are having VCs to question such biases or upend their playbook--to go for "boring" instead of "sensational" and increasingly focus more on the "process" than "extremely visible" results.
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finance.yahoo.com October 13, 2019

Were Hedge Funds Right About Dumping Cadence Design Systems Inc (cdns)?

Reputable billionaire investors such as Jim Simons, Cliff Asness and David Tepper generate exorbitant profits for their wealthy accredited investors (a minimum of $1 million in investable assets would be required to invest in a hedge fund and most successful hedge funds won't accept your savings unless you commit at least $5 million) by pinpointing winning small-cap stocks. There is little or no publicly-available information at all on some of these small companies, which makes it hard for an individual investor to pin down a winner within the small-cap space.
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finance.yahoo.com October 11, 2019

Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On Edison International (eix)

How do you pick the next stock to invest in? One way would be to spend days of research browsing through thousands of publicly traded companies. However, an easier way is to look at the stocks that smart money investors are collectively bullish on. Hedge funds and other institutional investors usually invest large amounts of capital and have to conduct due diligence while choosing their next pick. They don't always get it right, but, on average, their stock picks historically generated strong returns after adjusting for known risk factors.
Read by 58% of LPs

finance.yahoo.com October 10, 2019

Hedge Funds Are Still Bullish On Texas Instruments Incorporated (txn)

How do you pick the next stock to invest in? One way would be to spend days of research browsing through thousands of publicly traded companies. However, an easier way is to look at the stocks that smart money investors are collectively bullish on. Hedge funds and other institutional investors usually invest large amounts of capital and have to conduct due diligence while choosing their next pick. They don't always get it right, but, on average, their stock picks historically generated strong returns after adjusting for known risk factors.
Read by 66% of LPs

forbes.com October 10, 2019

Are We Entering A New Age Of Venture Capital?

There is a sense that models are in need of a change to safeguard otherwise resilient sectors such as tech from the fated 'bubble' scenario that many skeptics see on the horizon, and with this, the deal structures and ultimately ROI is also changing.
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reuters.com October 09, 2019

Goldman Evaluating Role In China's Megvii Ipo After U.s. Blacklist

Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Tuesday it was reviewing its involvement in Megvii Technology Ltd's planned initial public offering after the U.S. government placed the Chinese artificial intelligence firm on a human rights blacklist.
Read by 75% of LPs