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This week’s family/private investment office deals

Our Deal of the Week involves a little known family investment group investing in a credit platform. More details here. 

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Moulton Goodies, a Guernsey-based investment group linked to prominent UK private equity investor John Moulton, has invested in Reacta Biotech, which is developing and manufacturing oral food challenge materials to pharmaceutical standards. Moulton Goodies was one of three investors committing £1.3 million to the UK-based group. 

Swedish billionaire investor Staffan Persson, probably through his Swedia investment group, has invested in Bokio, an accounting software platform. Persson along with seven other investors committed €7.4 million to the Swedish group. 

Seed

Moulton Goodies, see above, has invested in MicrofluidX, a medical device company. Moulton Goodies along with four other investors committed £1.4 million to the London-based group. 

Sorenson Ventures, an investment group owned by the Utah-based Sorenson family, has invested in Oyster, a global employment platform. Sorensen was one of four investors committing $4.2 million to the US-based startup. 

Meyer Equity, an investment group owned by Owen Meyer, has invested in Set Labs, a cryptocurrency platform. Meyer seeded the San Francisco-based startup with an undisclosed amount. 

Series A

Horizon, an investment group owned by French investor Jean-Baptiste Duzan, has invested in Causality Link, a fintech platform. Horizon committed $5 million to the Utah-based group.  

Wieland Capital, a German-based family office owned by Robert Wieland, has invested in Noscendo, a biotech group. Wieland was one of four investors committing an undisclosed amount to the German-based Noscendo. 

Omidyar Network, the impact investment group owned by Pierre and Pam Omidyar, has invested in Bijak, an AgTech platform. Omidyar was one of eight investors committing $11.8 million to the India-based group. 

KBW Ventures, an investment group owned by Khaled bin Alwaleed, the son of Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a prominent Saudi Arabian-based investor, has invested in 360VUZ, a 3-D mobile technology platform. KBW was one of eight investors committing $5.8 million to the Los Angeles-based group. 

Casdin Capital, an investment group owned by New York City-based Eli Casdin, has invested in MOMA Therapeutics, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech group. Casdon was one of five investors committing $86 million to MOMA. 

Series B

Eckenstein-Geigy-Stiftung, a Basel-based investment firm and foundation owned by members of the Eckenstein-Geigy family, has invested in leon nanodrugs, a nanotechnology biotech group. Eckenstein-Geigy-Stiftung was one of seven investors committing an undisclosed amount to the German-based group. 

DNS Capital, the investment office of Gigi Pritzker and Michael Pucker, and Casa Verde Capital, which is backed by Snoop Dogg, have invested in Greenbits, a cannabis retail platform. DNS and Casa Verde together with one other investor committed $23 million to the Californian-based group. 

VY Capital, a Dubai-based investment group founded by Alexander Tamas, a Russian entrepreneur who helped set up Mail.ru, a Russian internet company, has invested in ITILITE Technologies, a travel management platform. VY Capital was one of four investors committing INR1 billion ($13 million) to the Indian-based group. 

Series C 

CD-Venture, an investment group owned by Christoph Boehringer, a descendant of the family behind pharmaceutical group Boehringer Ingelheim, has invested in TriOptoTec,  a speciality disinfectant producer. CD-Venture was one of two investors committing an unspecified amount to the German-based group. 

MSD Capital, Michael Dell’s investment group, has invested in Guru, a knowledge management platform. MSD was one of six investors committing $30 million to the Philadelphia-based group. 

Valar Ventures, an investment group backed by Peter Thiel, has invested in Taxfix, an accounting platform. Valar was one of four investors committing $65 million to the German-based group. 

Series D 

KCK, the family investment group of Nael Kassar,  has invested in RefleXion Medical, a biotech group. KCK was one of eight investors committing $100 million to the Californian-based group. 

Series G 

Sofina, an investment group owned by the Belgian-based Boël family, has invested in Dailyhunt, a mobile application platform. Sofina was one of five investors committing INR1.8 billion ($23 million) to the India-based group. 

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