venture fund

  • SOSV, “the accelerator VC,” closes third fund at $150 million

    SOSV, “the accelerator VC,” closes third fund at $150 million

    Since the advent of accelerators, venture capitalists have competed to lock in deals with the best startups in a given batch. Entrepreneur turned investor Sean O’ Sullivan thought it would be better to develop a venture firm that owned and ran its own accelerators. Today that firm, SOSV, has closed its third fund at $150 million to back startups that are admitted to and have graduated… Read More

  • Former TechShop CEO Mark Hatch joins Network Society Ventures as General Partner

    Former TechShop CEO Mark Hatch joins Network Society Ventures as General Partner

    Early-stage venture firm Network Society Ventures has snagged TechShop’s former CEO and co-founder Mark Hatch as general partner. Hatch is recognized as a pioneer of the maker movement, is a current entrepreneur in residence at UC Berkeley, and is a former Green Beret. For those who don’t know it, TechShop bills itself as “a membership-based DIY… Read More

  • Starburst Ventures closes $200 million debut fund to back space tech startups

    Starburst Ventures closes $200 million debut fund to back space tech startups

    A new venture fund called Starburst Ventures has raised a $200 million debut fund to invest in early stage aerospace startups over the next three years. The fund is an extension of the Starburst Accelerator, which was founded in 2012 to help aviation and aerospace tech startups raise seed funding, and score their first big deal with a corporate customer, typically representing $1 million or… Read More

  • Greylock closes $1 billion fund

    Greylock closes $1 billion fund

    Greylock Partners is getting another $1 billion to invest in startups. The long-time venture capital firm is announcing its 15th fund, bringing the total to $3.5 billion currently under management. With 50 years of investing in the books, Greylock has backed industry leaders in the enterprise IT and consumer internet categories, including LinkedIn, Dropbox, Facebook and Airbnb. Their… Read More

  • A Step Forward? Bertelsmann & Others Back $100 Million Venture Fund For Innovative Education

    A Step Forward? Bertelsmann & Others Back $100 Million Venture Fund For Innovative Education

    Just as (mobile) technology is bringing some exciting changes to the health industry, it’s simultaneously over in the classroom trying to save education before it’s too late. I’m not sure we’re even close to “too late”, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that, like the health industry, the educational system (and I don’t limit that to the U.S.)… Read More