• GSV Ventures doubles assets managed with new fund focused on global edtech

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    GSV Ventures, co-founded by Deborah Quazzo and Michael Cohn, has raised $180 million in its second fund, exclusively focused on backing edtech startups across the globe. The startup now manages $277 million in cumulative assets, inclusive of its debut fund that was closed in 2016.
    The new fund will let GSV invest in 13 core holdings, with an average check size of $15 million. The firm reserves up to $20 million per position for follow-on capital. It will invest in seed, Series A and late growth-stage opportunities.
    While edtech was certainly spotlighted by the pandemic's impact on the...
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  • International VC firm Presight Capital raises $350M second fund

    International VC firm Presight Capital raises $350M second fund

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Presight Capital has closed its $350 million second fund only a year and a half after it announced an $80 million first fund. In fact, General Partner Christian Angermayer told me that the fund was raised in just a few weeks, and that it shot past the initial goal of $250 million.
    Presight is the international venture arm of Angermayer's family office Apeiron Investment Group , which has more than $2.5 billion in assets under management. When I spoke to him about Presight's first fund, he emphasized the firm's ability to help U.S. startups expand into Europe while navigating the regulatory...
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