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Obvious Ventures closes Obvious Ventures II fund with $191,919,191

Obvious Ventures, a San Francisco-based early stage venture capital firm, has closed it’s latest fund, Obvious Ventures II, with $191,919,191. OV2 was funded by 11 undisclosed institutional investors alongside its existing limited partners which includes, the firm’s co-founder and Medium CEO, Ev Williams. In regards to the strange sum of investment OV2 received, it’s interesting to note that the firm’s first …

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Miroslava Duma launches Fashion Tech Lab with $50 million fund

Miroslava Duma wants to make a sustainable impact on the fashion industry with Fashion Tech Lab, and a $50 million fashion tech fund. FTL’s fund is backed by a group of private and institutional investors and counts fashion angel investor Carmen Busquets, CFDA chairwoman Diane Von Furstenberg and EcoAge founder Livia Firth as members of its advisory board. Duma’s main …

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YL Ventures closes YLV III fund with $75 million

YL Ventures, a Tel Aviv-based seed stage venture capital firm, has closed its third fund, YLV III, with  $75 million. The fund was over-subscribed with close to all of the firm’s existing investors participating, and closed 25 percent above its target of $60 million. The money pooled together for YLV III will be invested in two to three companies per …

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Origin Ventures closes fourth fund with $80 million

Origin Ventures, a Chicago-based VC fund has closed its fourth fund with $80 million, bringing its total assets under management to more than $135 million. The firm will write checks from $500,000 up to $3 million and continue to invest and support entrepreneurship throughout the United States and Canada, focusing heavily on Series A investments. Steve Miller and Bruce Barron …

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