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Venture Capital News

PacWest to Buy Venture Capital Lender Square 1
Wall Street Journal
PacWest Bancorp has agreed to buy venture capital-focused lender Square 1 Financial Inc. for about $790 million in stock, less than a year after Square 1 went public. Under the terms of the deal, Square 1 shareholders will receive about 0.6 shares of ...
PacWest will acquire Square 1Investor's Business Daily
PacWest Bancorp and Square 1 Financial, Inc. Agree to MergeGlobeNewswire (press release)

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SpaceTech Is Venture Capital's Final Frontier
The internet economy has filled the coffers of venture firms (like BVP) and even entrepreneurs like Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and Elon Musk, who now have the resources to tackle capital-intensive programs, meanwhile the financial crisis of 2008 ...

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Badger Fund of Funds will launch first venture capital funds
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Badger Fund of Funds, which was seeded with $25 million of state dollars, will launch its first venture capital funds in Madison, Oshkosh, Green Bay and Vilas County, according to the Wisconsin Department of Administration. The fund of funds has ...
Badger Fund of Funds launches in Green Bay, 3 other localesWTAQ

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Albuquerque Journal

ABQ startup now has $8.5 million in venture capital
Albuquerque Journal
Boston-based Stage I Ventures led the round, joined by Cottonwood Technology Fund and Sun Mountain Capital, which manages New Mexico State Investment Council Funding for local startups. Cottonwood and Sun Mountain had previously contributed to ...


The Daily Startup: Booker Moves Beyond Spas, Salons for Appointments
Wall Street Journal (blog)
PacWest to Buy Venture Capital Lender Square 1. Square 1 Financial, a venture capital-focused lender, is being acquired by PacWest Bancorp for about $790 million in stock, the WSJ's Chelsey Dulaney reports. The acquisition comes les that a year after ...


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