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Former head of Intel Capital to lead $150mn European cloud fund

London-based fund manager C5 Capital is aiming to raise a $150 million (approx. £114 million) fund to tap into the growing cloud computing sector after appointing the former European head of Intel Capital, Marcos Battisti. Battisti will join the firm this September to manage one of the largest funds of its kind in Europe. The… Read More

Chinese investors look to U.S. tech companies after economic slowdown at home

Collaboration (of sorts) between China and the United States can be traced way back to the beginning of the Californian gold rush in the 1850s when the first Chinese immigrants arrived in San Francisco seeking, if not their fortune, then at least work. These days China no longer supplies cheap labour to the U.S., but significant… Read More

Google Ventures invests in Swedish VR studio Resolution Games

Google Ventures has today confirmed their involvement in a $6mn investment round [Swedish] in Swedish virtual reality gaming firm Resolution Games, marking its first European investment outside of the UK. The Stockholm-based studio is led by Candy Crush Saga veteran Tommy Palm, but the company focuses entirely on the use of virtual reality in gaming rather than… Read More

Uber seals $100mn+ deal with Tata Group to crack Indian market

India-based Tata Group has signed a deal with ride-sharing giant Uber, pushing almost $100mn into a partnership which will see the U.S. firm collaborate with Tata’s 100+ companies. Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF), Tata’s private equity business, said today that it would be making the “significant” investment. It declined to comment on the exact stake percentage. The… Read More

Tiger Global hedge fund invests $1.6bn in Netflix

In the second quarter of 2015 Chase Coleman’s hedge fund Tiger Global Management bought around “one (point six) billion dollars” ($1.6bn) worth of additional shares in the internet streaming giant Netflix, based on the share price of $656.94 at the end of that quarter. Tiger Global increased its stake in Netflix from 155,877 shares at… Read More

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