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Venture Capital News

New York Times

Venture Capital Firm Invests in Start-Ups With a Social Mission
New York Times
It wasn't Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital or any of the other prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firms, but a $75 million fund managed under the umbrella of JPMorgan Chase. The fund's managing director, Nancy Pfund, isn't a household name.


Wall Street Journal (blog)

Female-, Minority-Run Startups Have Tougher Fundraising Road, Study Says
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Female and ethnic-minority entrepreneurs are significantly less likely to raise venture capital or private equity funding than their white, male counterparts, a new study from Pepperdine University's Graziado School of Business and Management said.

BARDA: The venture capital firm buried in the U.S. government
From L to R, Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Robin Robinson, director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development ...



Venture capital data provider PitchBook says they're not for sale
It is a bit ironic that a company that tracks venture capital deals and M&A transactions is the subject of acquisition talks by another organization that tracks venture capital deals and M&A transactions. Nonetheless, Gabbert has built a compelling ...

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New Electronics

The Daily Startup: Semiconductor Investors See Exit in SiTime Deal
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The semiconductor industry hasn't been the focus of much investor interest–venture capital investment in semiconductor companies has fallen over the last decade or so as VCs have turned to software and social media companies that promised faster ...
Chip investors get $200M exit in SiTime sale to MegaChipsSilicon Valley Business Journal
MegaChips Corp to acquire VC-backed SiTime for $200 mlnThomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
SiTime to be Acquired by MegaChips for $200MDow Jones Bankruptcy & Debt (subscription)

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