Finance Watch: Kallyope Leads Latest Group Of VC Mega-Rounds With $236m Raise
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Private Company Edition: In other $100m-plus venture capital rounds, Third Harmonic Bio emerged with $155m, including a new $105m series B round. Also, Europe- and Japan-focused Newton Biocapital launched its second VC fund with €50m in initial capital and a €150m fundraising goal.
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Private Company Edition: The €740m ($806.5m) Gilde Healthcare Venture&Growth VI Fund will back companies in Europe and North America. Among recent financings, VectorY raised a €129m ($138m) series A round, EyeBio expanded its series A to $130m and MBrace raised an $85m series B.
Private Company Edition: Revelation Partners amassed $608m, Bioluminescence Ventures emerged with $477m and Abingworth raised $356m for late-stage programs. In recent financings, MapLight closed a $225m series C round while Triveni launched with $92m and Gate garnered $60m in series A rounds.
Terray/Calico tie-up will focus on small molecule discovery for diseases of aging, including cancer. Lilly, AstraZeneca sign discovery pacts with Nimbus and Illumina, respectively.