“US venture capital funds have raised a combined $69.1 billion in 2020, edging past a 2018 record and defying the odds amid a pandemic-rattled economy. The high-water mark was set after Andreessen Horowitz announced a pair of mega-funds with $4.5 billion in commitments Friday.” – By James Thorne, Pitchbook, November 20, 2020.
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Silicon Valley based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz closed two funds totalling $4.5 billion (see Tech Crunch article below)
Contour Venture Partners, a New York City-based seed stage venture capital firm, closed Contour Venture Partners IV, at $82m
Sinai Capital Partners, a Los Angeles, CA-based multi-strategy private equity company, raised more than $600m in new capital between the two funds
Financial Venture Studio, a San Francisco, CA-based venture firm focused on early stage fintech startups in the US, closed its inaugural fund, FVS Fund I, at $13m
Sumeru Equity Partners, a San Mateo, California-based private equity firm, closed Sumeru Equity Fund III, L.P., at $720m
Qiming Venture Partners, a Shangai, China-based venture capital firm, closed Qiming Venture Partners Fund VII, at $1.2 billion
Pacer Ventures LLC, a venture firm for sub-Saharan Africa, has launched a $3M fund for early-stage startups
Start Codon, a Cambridge, England, UK-based life science and healthcare business accelerator, closed Start Codon Fund I LP, at £15m
Think Bigger Capital, Demium’s Asset Management Company, has launched its first fund (TBF I) which has a target size of €30M
Telus (TSX: T, NYSE: TU), a Vancouver, British Columbia-based communications and information technology company, launched a $100m social impact investment fund
Astanor Ventures, a Luxembourg-based venture capital firm focused on food tech and agtech, is launching a $325m fund
ARTICLE FROM TECH CRUNCH ABOUT A16Z
Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has closed a pair of funds totaling $4.5 billion, the firm confirmed in a blog post this morning. The firm has raised $1.3 billion for an early-stage fund focused on consumer, enterprise and fintech; and closed a $3.2 billion growth-stage fund for later-stage investments. The firm did not immediately respond to request for comment.
The funds may seem somewhat typical, given the size of new funds that venture firms have been raising in recent years. Still, these are extraordinary amounts given that a16z, with offices in Menlo Park and San Francisco, was founded just 11 years ago.
KEYWORDS: A16Z, Andreessen Horowitz, Contour Venture Partners, Sinai Capital Partners, Financial Venture Studio, Sumeru Equity Partners, Qiming Venture Partners, Pacer Ventures LLC, Think Bigger Capital