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May 03, 2017

April's Top 10 Venture Capital Deals

Private equity funds and platform startups dominated the venture space in April. Ride-hailing unicorn Lyft closed a $600 million funding round, 16 months after its last $1 billion series F led by General Motors. Private equity giant KKR participated in the latest round, along with venture capital firms Baillie Gifford, AllianceBernstein and Graphene Ventures. Private equity funds also led several other top deals of the month. Here is a quick summary of the 10 biggest venture deals closed in April.
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March 09, 2017

February's Top 10 Venture Capital Deals

February is the month for ride-sharing (probably for the nth time since last year). Two new ambitious startups in Asia raised massive fundings -- China’s Ofo, a bike-sharing company and a close contender to Mobike, raised $450 million from DST Global, Didi Chuxing and CITIC; and India’s cab-sharing startup Ola raised $330 million from SoftBank. Sitting on top of the deal list is Chinese search giant Baidu’s video-streaming service iQiyi, which raised $1.53 billion from its parent company and three notable venture capital firms -- IDG, Hillhouse and Sequoia.
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February 01, 2017

January's Top 10 Venture Capital Deals

<p>The venture capital community started 2017 with several star deals in January.&nbsp;Most exciting of all is Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek&rsquo;s $800 million investment in Verily Life Sciences, a spin-off of Alphabet that focuses on life science research. Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike, after raising $100 million from Warburg Pincus and Hillhouse in September, scored another $210 million funding round led by Tencent Holdings.</p>
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January 11, 2017

December Top 10 Venture Capital Deals

<p dir="ltr">Right before the end of 2016, the venture capital world saw some of the year&rsquo;s biggest deals closed, including SoftBank&rsquo;s $1.2 billion in Virginia-based Internet service provider OneWeb (the second round of investment the company has raised) and the other $1.2 billion funding, led by Silver Lake Partners and China Investment Corp., in Chinese lifestyle information platform (owned by Alibaba). Here is a quick summary of the ten biggest venture deals in December.</p>
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December 07, 2016

November VC: The Rockefellers, Chinese Funds Pour Cash Into Biotech

<style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #323333; -webkit-text-stroke: #323333} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} </style> <p>&ldquo;China&quot; and &ldquo;biotech&rdquo; are buzzwords that have consistently appeared throughout Trusted Insight&rsquo;s monthly venture capital deals roundups. It should come as no surprise that in November, these themes made headlines once again.</p>
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October 11, 2016

September Venture Capital: Corporate VCs Bet Big On Asian Ride-Hailing

The Asian ride-hailing business hailed big venture capital bucks in September. Other notable funding activities of the month include a big flow of venture capital in Asian startups (six out of ten deals), continuing vibrancy in fintech and SaaS and big-dollar deals in unanticipated sectors like wearable tech and hotel chains. Here are the 10 biggest venture capital deals in September:
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September 07, 2016

August Venture Capital: Healthcare, SaaS Get Most Cash, A Unicorn Born In China

Healthcare, SaaS and biotechnology are the hottest sectors of venture capital in August.&nbsp;Chinese startups continue to score disproportionately large fundings on the top 10 deals list.&nbsp;
Read by 40% of LPs