funds

  • Bessemer Looks Forward With New $1.6B Fund

    Bessemer Looks Forward With New $1.6B Fund

    Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) announced its latest investment fund today with $1.6B in investments. It has dubbed it BVP IX. It follows a highly successful BVP VIII. Byron Deeter, a partner at BVP says this is just part of the normal fundraising cycle for the company. They are reaching the end of the previous cycle when they launched BVP VIII, and as the funds from that round have… Read More

  • Drone.VC Is A VC Fund For Flying, Swooping, And Zooming Robots

    Drone.VC Is A VC Fund For Flying, Swooping, And Zooming Robots

    While there are a few hardware-only funds and many funds will invest in drones if backed into a corner, Drone.VC looks to be the first fund that caters specifically to the robo set. Created by founder of Hacker Dojo, David Weekly, the fund is looking for backers to its syndicate on Angel List. Read More

  • Make Way For More Tech Investment: Index Ventures Raises Another €350M Fund

    Make Way For More Tech Investment: Index Ventures Raises Another €350M Fund

    The economic signals coming from Europe are leading some to predict a big drop in startup investments up ahead, but that’s not the message coming from one of the region’s biggest VC firms. Index Ventures has just announced a new fund of €350 million ($442 million), which it intends to use for early-stage investments in the tech sector covering seed, Series A and Series B… Read More

  • Mail.ru CEO Starts $25 Million Fund To Spark Personal Robotics Start-Ups

    Mail.ru CEO Starts $25 Million Fund To Spark Personal Robotics Start-Ups

    Dmitry Grishin, founder of Grishin Robotics, believes that robots – personal robots, not boring ones like the Mars Rover – are the future. “It has been very difficult to do something really big in robotics for the last 20 years. So much technology innovation has been web-based and with computers. It’s been very expensive and hard to do to build a prototype, never… Read More

  • Exclusive: French tech firms which raised over €1 million in 2009

    [France] As my first post on Techcrunch Europe I thought it could be interesting to give you some insights on the French market, and especially the situation regarding fund raising. So here is a list of (almost all) French companies in the web industry that have raised more than €1 million in 2009. Divided into three categories (Web, Mobile & E-Commerce), they are ranked by… Read More