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The NYC Venture Capital News Digest 4119

first_img Kareem Zaki PartnerThrive Capital Miles Grimshaw PartnerThrive Capital This bi-weekly column covers the latest news from venture capital firms in NYC for the second half of March featuring must know news including news for Betaworks, Urban Us, and much more. If you have NYC venture capital firm news to submit for consideration in this column please send to [email protected] POSTNEXT POST Kareem Zaki has been promoted to partner at Thrive Capital. Zaki joined the team in 2014 after working at The Blackstone Group, McKinsey, and JP Morgan. He is a graduate of Harvard University. Miles Grimshaw has also been promoted to partner at Thrive Capital. Grimshaw joined Thrive in 2013 and is an alumnus of Yale University. He sits on the board of Dipsea, Airtable, Aptible, Monzo Bank, Lattice, Benchling, and Mapbox. Urban Us $7.6M – Fund III Firstclose Artist Capital is raising two opportunity funds according to a recent SEC filing. The fund sizes are $60M and $120M respectively and there has not been a close yet for either. Both filings list Joshua Dienstag, Denise Sadowski, and Jonathan Sands as Executives. According to a recent SEC filing, Betaworks Ventures is raising $75M for Fund II. Fund I closed in 2017 with $50M under management. The firm has invested in companies like Streem, Camera IQ, and Facemoji. Betaworks was founded by Billy Chasen and John Borthwick in 2008. Overton VC, an early stage investment firm launched by Kerry Miller (Towers Willis Watson, Goldman Sachs) and Michael Nogen (Gap, 1800Flowers.com, Theality) in the fall of 2018, has filed its paperwork for its first fund. The SEC filing does not indicate a total offering amount. Overton VC Fund I Filing According to a recent SEC filing, Patriot Global Ventures is raising $100M for its first fund. The fund is an affiliate of the hedge fund Falcon Edge Capital, which has made investments in Ola and Quikr. center_img Patriot Global Ventures $100M – Fund I Filing 234SHARESFacebookTwitterLinkedin Artist Capital $60M and $120M Opportunity Fund Filings According to a recent SEC filing, Alphament Capital a newly formed investment platform is raising $100M for early stage investments. The filing lists Eunhee Choi as a Director and Executive. The NYC Venture Capital News Digest: 4/1/19 by Reza Chowdhury Alphament Capital $100M – Fund I Filing Betaworks Ventures $75M – Fund II Filing According to a recent SEC filing, Urban US has closed $7.6M for Fund III. The filing indicates that the total offering is for $45M and there were ten participants in this close. Founded by Shaun Abrahamson and Stonly Baptiste in 2013, Urban US is exclusively focused on investment in smart cities and urban tech with over sixty investments including investment in Bowery Farming, Flair, Mark43, Dash, and Radiator Labs. Tagged With:  Stonly Baptiste, Alphament Capital, Artist Capital, Betaworks, Billy Chasen, Denise Sadowski, John Borthwick, Jonathan Sands, Joshua Dienstag, Kareem Zaki, Miles Grimshaw, Overton VC, Patriot Global Ventures, Shaun Abrahamson, Thrive Capital, Urban Uslast_img read more