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Crane, a new early-stage London VC focused on ‘intelligent’ enterprise startups, raises $90M fund

Crane Venture Partners, a newish London-based early-stage VC targeting what it calls “intelligent” enterprise startups, is officially outing today. Founded by Scott Sage and Krishna Visvan

More VC Musical Chairs In London’s Investor Community

In the latest game of VC musical chairs, more personnel changes have taken place in London's Venture Capital community, including departures at MMC Ventures, Balderton Capital, DFJ Esprit, and Index V

LVMH’s Groupe Arnault, Accel, More Pour $40M Into Fashion Shopping Aggregator Lyst

On the heels of Farfetch raising $86 million last month, another fashion commerce startup out of London has picked up a significant round of funding. Lyst, a site that lets people shop across some 11,

Open Source Data Store Startup Crate Data Raises $1.5M From Sunstone And DFJ Esprit

When big data is more than a buzzword it can soon turn into a huge headache for developers or those charged with managing the storage and access of large and growing data sets. That's the problem open

SportPursuit, A Flash Sales Site For Sporty Types, Raises £5M Series B For European Expansion

Today, the UK's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sportpursuit.com">SportPursuit</a>, a 1 million member-strong flash sales site for sports enthusiasts, is announcing a series B round of funding.

More Changes In European VC As Gil Dibner Leaves Index Ventures To Become Partner At DFJ Esprit

More changes of personnel in the London/European VC scene. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/gil-dibner">Gil Dibner</a> is moving from Index Ventures to join DFJ Esprit, the Eu

Nic Brisbourne Leaves DFJ Esprit To Help Forward Investment Partners “Double-Down” On VC Activity

There's some interesting news coming out of London today in the form of VC musical chairs. DFJ Esprit, the European VC firm that is also part of Silicon Valley's DFJ Global Network, has announced that

M-Files Raises $7.8M Series A For Its Metadata-Powered Enterprise Content Management Solution

Finnish startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.m-files.com/en/">M-Files</a>, a provider of a metadata-powered content management solution targeting the enterprise, has closed a €6 million (~$7.

Bitbar Raises $3M From Qualcomm, Creathor, DFJ Esprit, And Finnvera For Its Testdroid Mobile App Testing Platform

<a target="_blank" href="http://bitbar.com">Bitbar</a>, the startup behind cloud-based mobile app testing platform Testdroid, has announced that it has closed a $3 million funding round. The round was

DFJ Esprit To Close Another Fund Of Up To $15M For UK/Euro Angel Investments

Angel investing in Europe is getting another boost: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dfjesprit.com/">DFJ Esprit</a>, a UK-based member of the Draper Fisher Jurvetson network of VCs, is preparing to

Ask a VC: Nic Brisbourne Defends London's Entrepreneurial Honor

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Ask a VC: London Comes to Us this Week

Nic Brisbourne of DFJ Esprit is in town this week — along with seemingly every successful Brit— so we asked him to be our first in-studio guest ever on Ask a VC. Brisbourne is well positi

3i's portfolio goes to a grouping of three rivals

So, everyone has been wondering for some time what the hell was going to happen to 3i’s portfolio when it announced it was pulling out of private equity last year. There’d been whisperings