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Where and why venture capitalists invest close to home

Public market investors have the luxury of being able to make, invest and move their money anywhere they’d like. But the same isn’t true for startup investors, who, if conventional wisdom is to be

Acorns to launch new retirement accounts after buying Portland fintech startup, Vault

Update: This post has been updated to indicate that Manning Field is the company’s chief commercial officer, not chief financial officer as was originally reported. Micro-investment service, Ac

Temasek jumps into China’s bike-rental startup war with investment in Mobike

Temasek, Singapore’s state-owned investment firm, has jumped into China’s on-demand cycle war after it backed Mobike. China’s ride-sharing war is last year’s news. The big ba

Softbank and Saudi Arabia’s PIF planning $100BN tech fund

Softbank has announced it is creating a new global tech investment fund, seeded with $25 billion of its own money. The fund, which will be London, UK based -- with a working title of the 'Softbank Vi

Golden Gate Ventures closes new $60 million fund for Southeast Asia

Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures has closed a new $60 million fund for Southeast Asia's rapidly-growing startup ecosystem.

Gobi Partners and MAVCAP launch a $14.5M seed fund for Southeast Asian startups

Gobi Partners has partnered with Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhard (MAVCAP), which claims to be the country’s largest venture capital firm, to launch a $14.5 million fund dedicated to seed

Gobi Partners Launches $94M Fund For Early-Stage Startups In China

China’s economic slowdown is causing concern all over the world, but that doesn’t mean tech innovation in the country will grind to a halt. Gobi Partners believes companies still have room to grow

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 BV

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

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

The economic signals coming from Europe are leading some to predict a <a target="_blank" href="http://michaelkk.tumblr.com/post/25298397157/there-is-a-storm-coming">big drop</a> in startup investments

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

Dmitry Grishin, founder of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.grishinrobotics.com/">Grishin Robotics</a>, believes that robots - personal robots, not boring ones like the Mars Rover - are the future.

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