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This week’s family/private investment office deals

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Horizons Ventures, Li Ka-shing’s venture investment group, has invested in Brightseed, an agri-tech platform. Horizons was one of seven investors committing $27 million to the San Francisco-based group. 

CAM Capital, the family office of hedge fund billionaire Bruce Kovner, has invested in ESCAPE Bio, a biotech group. CAM was one of 13 investors committing $73 million to the San Francisco-based group. 

Oyster Bay, a Hamburg-based venture investment group owned by Christoph Miller, one of the founders of Vita Coco, the coconut milk company, has invested in True Gum, which produces a plastic-free and plant-based chewing gum. Oyster Bay committed €1 million to the Denmark-based group. 

Breyer Capital, Jim Breyer’s investment group, has invested in data.world, a cloud-native data catalogue. Breyer was one of ten investors committing $26 million to the Austin, Texas-based group. 

Seed

Horizons Ventures, Li Ka-shing’s venture investment group, has invested in Ansa Biotechnologies, a biotech group. Horizons led the $7.9 million investment in the San Francisco-based startup; two other investors participated. 

Series A

Weber Investissements, a Paris-based investment group owned and run by financier Didier Le Menestrel, has invested in Yomoni, an online private banking-style service. Weber led the round with one other investor with a commitment of  €8.7 million in the Paris-based group. 

Wu Capital, a Beijing-based family office owned by Yajan Wu, a prominent China-based real estate developer, has invested in Korro Bio, a biotech group. Wu led the $91.8 million investment in the Boston-based group; seven other investors participated. 

Hambledon Capital, a London based investment office owned by the Sarikhani family, has invested in Funding Xchange, a fintech platform. Hambledon was one of three investors committing $10 million to the London-based group. 

Series B

Saffelberg Investments, a Belgian-based family office owned by the Saffelberg family, together with RMM, the Belgian biotech investor Rudi M. Mariën’s investment vehicle, have invested in Antelope Dx, a company developing a palm-sized diagnostic device for home testing. Saffelberg and RMM joined one other investor to commit €9 million to the Belgium-based group. 

TS Ventures, a German investment group owned by venture investor Tim Schumacher, has invested in ZOLAR, an online provider of solar systems. TS Ventures was one of six investors committing €15 million to the Berlin-based group. 

Maor Investments, the Rothschild Bank-backed Luxembourg fund, has invested in Brandtotal, a marketing intelligence platform. Maor was one of six investors committing $12 million to the New York City-based group. 

Maor Investments has also invested in Medigate, a medical device security platform. Maor was one of five investors committing $30 million to the Tel Aviv-based group. 

Series D 

D1 Capital Partners, an investment group founded by former hedge fund manager Daniel Sundheim, has invested in Airtable, a cloud-based software platform. D1 was one of six investors committing $185 million to the San Francisco-based group.  

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