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Bipartisan Boost for VC FundsTo Get Venture Capital Funding, Know the Risks and Tell a Good StoryYammer Connects With $85 Million Funding RoundGreenscape Engages Capital West Partners & Appoints DirectorsAmplidata Closes $8M Funding Round with Big Bang Ventures, Endeavour Vision ...New fund: Emergence Capital raises $250 million fundIntel Capital looking to invest $100M in connected car techCharles River Ventures Closes $375 Million For New FundVenture capital dealsAmplidata Closes $8M Funding Round with Big Bang Ventures, Endeavour Vision ...Fenwick & West's Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey Reveals Continued ...Amplidata Closes $8M Funding Round with Big Bang Ventures, Endeavour Vision ...Matt Harris Moving to Bain Capital Ventures to Pursue Growth-Stage InvestmentsAs Business Software Moves To Cloud, Emergence Capital Closes Third Fund At $250MConference Showcases Promising Clean-Tech, But Funding Remains Uncertain

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Valley VCs continue to worry
The Deal PipelineFebruary 2, 2012

by Olaf de Senerpont Domis | Published February 1, 2012 at 4:36 PM Confidence among Silicon Valley venture capitalists declined for the third quarter in a row, revealing continued concerns among private investors for the near-term future of startups in ...more »

Mitt Romney's Private Equity Past Haunts Some Investors' Future
Huffington PostFebruary 2, 2012

Venture capitalists, who practice a somewhat different brand of capitalism, have similarly been thrust into the limelight and forced to justify their existence. They fear that being dragged into the political mud-slinging could hurt their ability to ...more »

Venture Capital. News and Stories

Bipartisan Boost for VC Funds
Portfolio.com (blog)February 29, 2012

A bipartisan effort could help put more venture capital funds in the hands of entrepreneurs. Republicans and Democrats don't agree on much, but they're practically singing “Kumbaya” these days when it comes to entrepreneurship.more »

To Get Venture Capital Funding, Know the Risks and Tell a Good Story
Knowledge@WhartonFebruary 29, 2012

In 22 years of working with venture capitalists, Steven M. Cohen, co-manager of Morgan Lewis's emerging business and technology practice, can only remember one time when a venture capitalist returned feedback to a presenter and ultimately invested.more »

Yammer Connects With $85 Million Funding Round
Wall Street Journal (blog)February 29, 2012

DFJ Growth led the funding, with new investors Meritech Capital Partners, Khosla Ventures and Capricorn Investment Group joining in. Yammer's previous investors, including Charles River Ventures and Founders Fund, also participated in the new round.more »

Greenscape Engages Capital West Partners & Appoints Directors
Marketwire (press release)February 29, 2012

29, 2012) - Greenscape Capital Group Inc. ("Greenscape") (TSX VENTURE:GRN) is pleased to announce that, via its subsidiary Greenswitch America, Inc., it has engaged Capital West Partners ("Capital West") to be its exclusive financial advisor with ...more »

Amplidata Closes $8M Funding Round with Big Bang Ventures, Endeavour Vision ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

Big Bang Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund for high-growth information technology companies. In addition to providing capital, the fund's team leverages its extensive operational experience and worldwide network to actively help startups ...more »

New fund: Emergence Capital raises $250 million fund
VatorNewsFebruary 29, 2012

Therein lies the opportunity for venture funds, like Emergence Capital Partners, focused on enterprise applications piggybacking on consumer trends. Emergence, which was founded in 2003, announced Wednesday that it closed its third fund.more »

Intel Capital looking to invest $100M in connected car tech
CNET (blog)February 29, 2012

Intel Capital is placing a huge bet on the connected car market. The investment arm of the semiconductor giant announced today that it's creating a $100 million venture capital fund dedicated to investing in automotive technology.more »

Charles River Ventures Closes $375 Million For New Fund
ForbesFebruary 29, 2012

Charles River Ventures has closed $375 million for its fifteenth venture capital fund. The fund originally targeted $300 million but was oversubscribed and ultimately closed the fund at $375 million. While many firms in the industry have had difficulty ...more »

Venture capital deals
Fortune (blog)February 29, 2012

US Venture Partners led the round. www.wayin.com GeneWeave Biosciences, a San Jose, Calif.-based developer of a platform for the rapid detection of infectious disease, has raised $12 million in Series A funding. Decheng Capital led the round, ...more »

Amplidata Closes $8M Funding Round with Big Bang Ventures, Endeavour Vision ...
Business Wire (press release)February 29, 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amplidata, an innovator in high-performance object storage technology, announced today that it has completed a Series C round of funding totaling $8 million from investors Big Bang Ventures, Endeavour Vision, Intel Capital and Swisscom ...more »

Fenwick & West's Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey Reveals Continued ...
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

The Fourth Quarter 2011 survey analyzed the valuations and terms of venture financings for 117 technology and life science companies headquartered in the Silicon Valley that reported raising capital in the fourth quarter of 2011.more »

Amplidata Closes $8M Funding Round with Big Bang Ventures, Endeavour Vision ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)February 29, 2012

Amplidata, an innovator in high-performance object storage technology, announced today that it has completed a Series C round of funding totaling $8 million from investors Big Bang Ventures, Endeavour Vision, Intel Capital and Swisscom.more »

Matt Harris Moving to Bain Capital Ventures to Pursue Growth-Stage Investments
XconomyFebruary 29, 2012

Village Ventures co-founder Matt Harris is busy preparing to become a managing director at the New York offices of Bain Capital Ventures, where he plans to explore investments in early and growth-stage companies in the financial-services sector.more »

As Business Software Moves To Cloud, Emergence Capital Closes Third Fund At $250M
Wall Street Journal (blog)February 29, 2012

based venture firm Emergence Capital Partners made a bet that business software would move to the cloud. Instead of loading software onto local machines, the firm figured, businesses and their employees would access it through a Web browser and get ...more »

Conference Showcases Promising Clean-Tech, But Funding Remains Uncertain
Wall Street Journal (blog)February 29, 2012

Will many of these useful and interesting US technologies die on the vine because there won't be capital to take them further. Will they be bought and developed abroad? Few venture capital and private equity investors are providing capital for new ...more »

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