Avenir seeks to raise $800M for new fund

Avenir Growth Partners is seeking to raise $800 million for its fifth fund, it disclosed in a securities filing, two years after it began the paperwork for raising its IV fund. It ended up raising about $780 million for the fourth fund, it disclosed in a filing earlier this year. The New York-headquartered firm is an investor in nearly four dozen startups, including DuckDuckGo, Flutterwave and India’s Zetwerk and Spinny.

It didn’t respond to a request for comment.