Venture Capital. Legal news and articles for March 30 - 31, 2012

National Science Foundation program at Stanford aims to tap into Silicon ...O'Brien: Russian tech revolution plants a flag in Silicon ValleyInvestment-Africa: Venture capitalists seek more investment in AfricaKreos Capital to invest more in small UK firmsIBM Joins NVCA's Board in Sign of Corporates' GrowthTriago Quarterly: Venture Capital May Be Entering a Golden AgeThings To Consider Before Seeking Crowdfunding For Your Small BusinessGovernment gets it right on venture capitalVenture capital dealsFRX Polymers rakes in $11M fundraiseBASF SE : BASF Venture Capital invests $2.7 million in U.S.-based company FRX ...Venture Capitalists Seek More Investment in AfricaGetting Venture Capital Back on TrackVSpring, Signal Peak merge venture capital firms, may raise fund in 2013Venture Capitalists Seek More Investment in Africa

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Fifth Third to Invest in Startups Through Venture Arm
US BankerMarch 5, 2012

Fifth Third Bancorp Inc. has established a small venture-capital fund to invest in emerging companies that typically do not qualify for bank loans. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Sunday that the $115 billion-asset FifthThird intends to invest between ...more »

Venture capital deals
Fortune (blog)March 9, 2012

DCM led the round, and was joined by return backers Flybridge Capital Partners, First Round Capital and IA Ventures. www.savingstar.com NationBuilder, a Los Angeles-based community organizing system, has raised $6.25 million in Series A funding from ...more »

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National Science Foundation program at Stanford aims to tap into Silicon ...
SiliconValley.comMarch 31, 2012

Participants in the NSF's Innovation Corps spent three days on campus last month pitching their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists and Stanford faculty -- everything from improved wastewater treatment to wall-climbing robots that inspect and clean ...more »

O'Brien: Russian tech revolution plants a flag in Silicon Valley
San Jose Mercury NewsMarch 31, 2012

Venture capitalists. Just a trickle for the moment, but Russian techies would be happy to open the spigot even wider if only we'd take it. Aside from attracting the ideas and energy necessary to spur innovation, backers hope the money will buy ...more »

Investment-Africa: Venture capitalists seek more investment in Africa
Afrique en LigueMarch 31, 2012

Investment in Africa - The African Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has said it is working assiduously towards improving the level of investment in the continent. Chief Executive Officer, AVCA, Mitchelle Essome, who said at a media briefing in Lagos ...more »

Kreos Capital to invest more in small UK firms
Reuters UKMarch 31, 2012

By Sudip Kar-Gupta | LONDON (Reuters) - Kreos Capital, a venture capital firm which has backed the likes of LoveFilm.com and pay-day loan company Wonga, aims to increase its new fund from 130 million to 200 million euros (166.2 million pounds) to help ...more »

IBM Joins NVCA's Board in Sign of Corporates' Growth
Wall Street Journal (blog)March 30, 2012

By Deborah Gage The National Venture Capital Association has tapped the managing director of IBM's Venture Capital Group for its board of directors, the NVCA's first ever corporate board member. The appointment of Claudia Fan Munce signals the renewed ...more »

Triago Quarterly: Venture Capital May Be Entering a Golden Age
Private Equity Hub (press release)March 30, 2012

That's venture capital, according to The Triago Quarterly The average NAV for VC funds jumped 7.3% for the first nine months of 2011, outperforming all other sectors, Triago said. This compares to the average NAV of PE funds, which was up a meager 2.5% ...more »

Things To Consider Before Seeking Crowdfunding For Your Small Business
NuWire InvestorMarch 30, 2012

Once limited to the arts and charities, a new law is opening up crowdfunding to small businesses, but there are risks. Entrepreneurs will have to disclose financials to the investor pool regardless of their contributions as well as file precise ...more »

Government gets it right on venture capital
Globe and MailMarch 30, 2012

The federal government has heard the desperate calls to support Canada's venture capital industry, and its latest budget has answered them loud and clear. As part of the new fiscal plan, the federal Conservatives have set aside $400-million to create ...more »

Venture capital deals
Fortune (blog)March 30, 2012

DB Masdar Fund and BASF Venture Capital co-led the new tranche, and were joined by return backers Capricorn Cleantech Fund and Israel Cleantech Ventures. www.frxpolymers.com Everything.me, a San Francisco-based developer of mobile search technology, ...more »

FRX Polymers rakes in $11M fundraise
Mass High TechMarch 30, 2012

The most recent round was led by DB Masdar Fund and BASF Venture Capital. Previous investors of its Series A and first Series B rounds were Capricorn Cleantech Fund and Israel Cleantech Ventures. The funds come just days after FRX announced it will ...more »

BASF SE : BASF Venture Capital invests $2.7 million in U.S.-based company FRX ...
4-tradersMarch 30, 2012

Ludwigshafen (Germany) and Chelmsford (Massachusetts) - March 30, 2012 - BASF Venture Capital GmbH has invested $2.7 million in the advanced materials company FRX Polymers, Inc. The investment is part of a series B financing round of $26.7 million.more »

Venture Capitalists Seek More Investment in Africa
AllAfrica.comMarch 30, 2012

By Obinna Chima, 30 March 2012 The African Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has said it is working assiduously towards improving the level of investment in the continent. emphasised that Africa needed sufficient investment that would propel its ...more »

Getting Venture Capital Back on Track
The AmericanMarch 30, 2012

By Scott Shane Friday, March 30, 2012 The House and Senate recently passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, a piece of bipartisan legislation initiated by House Republicans that will help right the US venture capital industry.more »

VSpring, Signal Peak merge venture capital firms, may raise fund in 2013
Deseret NewsMarch 30, 2012

By Jordan Burke, Deseret News VSpring Capital, one of Utah's largest venture capital funds, will merge with Signal Peak Ventures to invest in regional companies. “You combine that with what has been great innovation and great technology — as far as ...more »

Venture Capitalists Seek More Investment in Africa
THISDAY LiveMarch 30, 2012

By Obinna Chima The African Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has said it is working assiduously towards improving the level of investment in the continent. emphasised that Africa needed sufficient investment that would propel its growth and also to ...more »

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