The Situation: The Monetary Authority of Singapore has introduced a new simplified regulatory regime for managers of venture capital funds . The Impact: The new regime has simplified and shortened the authorization process and ongoing obligations for VC Managers.
Quantum Capital Management decreased its stake in shares of Ingersoll-Rand PLC by 6.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 94,945 shares of the industrial products company's stock after selling 7,029 shares during the quarter.
Ellen Pao sued her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, alleging she was discriminated against and sexually harassed. She lost the case but is seen as a leading voice on harassment in Silicon Valley.
After staying heads down for the past year, Trae Vassallo and Neil Sequeira, two longtime venture capitalists whose individual brands are well-known to Bay Area startup founders, are finally taking the wraps off their new venture firm, Defy Partners. As part of the big reveal, they say they've closed their debut fund with $151 million in capital commitments, including from endowments,a a familya a offices,a a foundationsa a anda a non-profits.
The number of venture capital firms led with female partners or by women are rising, a positive indicator that females are taking a more active role in making investments in startups, especially those with female founders. The number of venture capital firms led with female partners or by women is rising, a positive indicator that females are taking a more active role in making investments in startups, especially those with female founders.
Former DFJ partner, Steve Jurvetson, who left his venture capital firm on Monday. Jurvetson took to Facebook to deny any allegations of sexual misconduct against him, and said he left DFJ after a breakdown of his relationship with his former VC partners.
To say the venture capital industry has shifted in recent years would be an understatement. In the past, companies received investor backing and then went public as they were still growing - in other words, before they peaked.
In conjunction with our Q3 Venture Financing Report , I sat down with Lauren Loktev from Collaborative Fund to get her take on the current state of venture capital investing. On dealflow : This year, Collaborative has seen a continuation of healthy capital flow, a surplus of competition among VCs for what are perceived to be the best deals and, generally, an uptick in valuations across rounds.
As consumers in India seek variety and innovative products, there's a lot of interest among investors for healthier products. Recently, Rakyan Beverages, which sells organic cold-pressed juices and other beverages under the brand Raw Pressery, raised $6 million.
Yesterday one of the most prominent venture capital firms in Silicon Valley had a name partner, Steve Jurvetson, resign amid a sexual harassment investigation. Silicon Valley doesn't exactly have a stellar reputation when it comes to gender issues, and it joins the list of industries under scrutiny in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.