09 Oct '17, 6pm

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The Singaporean venture capital firm led by Finian Tan, who made his name investing early in Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. , has completed its largest fundraising yet to bankroll global deals. Vickers Venture Partners raised a total of $230 million, the company said in a statement. That includes $190 million in their fifth fund and a yuan-denominated vehicle of $40 million. Vickers stands out among the island’s VC firms by posting its performance on its website . The net value of its fourth fund has increased 4.85 times, the world’s best performance among those that debuted in 2012, according to data compiled by Preqin at the end of June. The investment house is now targeting what Tan refers to as “deep technology” -- real scientific advancement as opposed to mobile apps. “We are focusing on deep tech and impact,” Tan said in an interview. “That means it’s a business wit...

Full article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-09/vicker...

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