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Balderton Capital raises $305m to invest in European startups

Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s largest venture capital investors, has announced the closing of its 5th European fund, raising a further $305 million and bringing its total funds to $2.2 billion to invest in European tech startups. The new fund, … Continue reading

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Iris Capital and Capnamic Ventures are teaming up

Iris Capital, a leading pan-European VC (backed by its main corporate investors Orange and Publicis), and Capnamic Ventures, a rising player on the German VC scene, which recently spun off from the DuMont Schauberg media group, have entered into a … Continue reading

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Point Nine raises new €40 million Venture Capital Fund

Point Nine Capital, a Berlin-based Internet VC, today announced that it has closed Point Nine Capital II, a €40 million venture capital fund focused exclusively on early-stage Internet investments. The new fund marks an important milestone on Point Nine’s path … Continue reading

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Earlybird raises $100m for its target $200m fund

Earlybird Venture Capital today announced the $100 million first close of its fourth venture fund. The target fund size is $200 million. Earlybird’s new fund will be dedicated to early-stage investments in disruptive global consumer and enterprise internet and technology … Continue reading

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€100M: Partech announces new Venture Fund

Partech International has just announced the €100 million first close of its new venture fund, Partech International VI. Dedicated to Internet Services and Information Technology, Partech International VI will primarily focus to invest in startups Europe and Silicon Valley based startups with … Continue reading

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Publicis and France Télékom launch €300m VC fund

France Télécom-Orange and Publicis Groupe today announced their plans to launch a new venture capital fund. The fund will finance and develop entrepreneurs in the digital economy, particularly in France and the European Union, building on the sector’s potential for massive … Continue reading

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Team Europe partners with Hasso Plattner Venture

The Berlin based startup incubator Team Europe today announced its strategic partnership with Hasso Plattner Ventures (HPV). Team Europe, represented by Lukasz Gadowski (Spreadshirt founder) and Kolja Hebenstreit, will become a venture partner in HPV, channeling future investment opportunities to HPV and … Continue reading

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Why returns in Europe are now outpacing the U.S.

The venture capital firm Earlybird has recently published a 40-page report demonstrating that European venture capital funds have actually generated comparable or better returns than their U.S. counterparts over the period of the last two years.

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Europe: Where “home run exits” are made

According to a study of  Dow Jones Venture Source venture capital is working out very well in Europe. Venture capitalists achieved twice as often a “home run exit” here as in the United States. The term stands for profits that are at least ten … Continue reading

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