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This week’s family investment deals

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Sofina, an investment group owned by the Belgian-based Boël family, has invested in Graphcore, a UK semiconductor company. Sofina was one of 12 investors committing $200 million in a Series D funding round for the startup.

Fertitta Capital, the investment firm owned by Lorenzo Joseph Fertitta, has invested in Moonbug, a digital IP platform for pre-schoolers. Fertitta Capital was one of three investors committing $145 million in a Series A funding round for the US startup.   

General Oriental, a Swiss-based family office of the UK-based Goldsmith family, has invested in GenomiCare Biotechnology, a Shanghai-based biotech group. General Oriental was one of three investors in a Series A funding round worth $30 million for the startup.

MSD Capital, the private investment office of Michael Dell, has invested in a knowledge management platform called Guru. MSD was one of five investors in a Series B funding round worth $25 million for the US group.

Point72 Ventures, the venture group owned by Steve Cohen, has invested in Kindur, a smart retirement fintech platform. Point72 was one of four investors in a Series A funding round worth $9 million for the US startup.

Leo Capital Holdings, the private investment group of Randy Rissman, who made his money from the sale of Tiger Electronics, has seeded startup LambdaTest, a cloud computing platform. Leo Capital backed the US group with $1 million in funding.

Groupe Arnault, the family holding company owned by Bernard Arnault and family, has backed CarThera, a Paris-based healthcare group. Groupe Arnault was one of four backers in a Series B funding round worth €9 million for CarThera.

Jemison Investment Co., a private investment group founded by John S. Jemison in 1949 and now owned by his descendants, has led a seed round with one other investor in NuID, a trusted identify startup. Jemison with one other backer invested $2.5 million in the US group.

Omidyar Network, the impact investment group owned by Pierre and Pam Omidyar, has invested in Propel, a platform that makes the social safety net more user-friendly. Omidyar Network was one of eight investors in a Series A funding round worth $12.8 million for the US-based group. Omidyar Network has also invested in Vyng, a mobile conversation startup, which received $4 million in a Series A funding round from Omidyar and three other investors.

Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn, an investment group linked to the Schwarz family, who own the big supermarket group, Lidl, has invested in MetisMotion, a German technology group that makes ultra-light and dynamic actuators. Zukunftsfonds was one of four investors in a €1 million seed round for the startup.

Inbox Capital, a Swedish investment group owned by Martin Wattin, has invested in Albert, a database of a quarter-million math problems from all of Sweden’s math texts. Inbox was one of five investors investing $5.5 million in Albert.

 

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