Australia’s Anacacia Capital has completed the first close of its Anacacia Fund II at $75 million within weeks of opening, raising 50% more than its original target. Superannuation funds, fund of funds and family offices from Australia and overseas are among the investors.
The private equity firm told AVCJ that it has the capacity in the next year to raise up to $150 million in subsequent closes. "Local investors are still willing to back the best Australian GPs," said...
The government of Shenzhen, China has launched a VC fund with an initial corpus of RMB500 million ($79 million) to invest in blockchain start-ups in the city.
Sequoia Capital China and Serica Partners have co-led an $11 million Series A round for US-based molecular diagnostics start-up NuProbe.
Shenzhen Capital has joined a $30 million Series C round for US-based 3D printing company Formlabs that will support an expansion effort in China and Asia.