Early-Stage Venture Capital Fund Sets Up Dolby Family Ventures

The Dolby, the early stage venture capital fund adds to the Dolby family’s existing technology venture portfolio, is pleased to announce the launch of Dolby Family Ventures.

Dolby Family Ventures is jointly managed by David Dolby, son of Ray Dolby, and veteran venture capitalist Pascal Levensohn. Based in San Francisco, Dolby Family Ventures funds international seed and Series A investments in four sectors: Digital Media, Cloud Services, Security, and HealthCare Technology and Services. Dolby Family Ventures anticipates making four to seven investments per year, with capital at risk of approximately $3 million per company. The fund is not affiliated with Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

“Our family is committed to honoring my father’s legacy by investing in the development of exceptional technologies that have the potential to generate significant social impact,” said David Dolby, Managing Director, Dolby Family Ventures. “Our direct investment approach focuses on highly defensible intellectual property, and our long time horizon provides ongoing support for entrepreneurs to build great companies.”

Source: MarketWatch

 

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London Startup Event Welcomes Google, Oracle, VMWare

Big corporate firms such as Google, Oracle, Samsung, Qualcomm and VMWare gathered at a startup event in London.

Venture capital firms and large corporates gathered at a start-up event in London today in a bid to identify the most promising new companies developing technologies in the areas of fintech, web, mobile and security.

The Digital Tech Summit event, held at a stock exchange in London’s Square Mile, specifically aims to showcase the best investment opportunities within Europe’s digital industry to 150 global venture capitalists, angel investors and private equity firms, as well as large corporate firms like Google, Oracle, Samsung, Qualcomm and VMWare.

Nearly 200 start-ups applied to showcase their products but just 20 were given the opportunity to make a 10-minute pitch to audiences containing individuals and companies with deep pockets.

Source: TechWorld

 

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Jordan Private Equity Buys Transilwrap Co. Inc.

Jordan Co., a private equity firm that specializes in buying and building companies, has acquired converter and specialty films manufacturer Transilwrap Co. Inc.

The deal closed Nov. 22, according to Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc., an investment banker headquartered in Los Angeles, which served as the sell side advisor. Terms were not announced.

Transilwrap President and CEO Andy Brewer said Jordan will “support our growth through market expansion, new product development and strategic acquisitions.”

Transilwrap, headquartered in Franklin Park, Ill., operates eight manufacturing facilities and nine distribution centers in North America. The company does specialized manufacturing and converting including liquid and extrusion coating, select sheet extrusion, as well as slitting, sheeting, magnetic striping, security and specialty printing. Its end markets include packaging, security and loyalty cards, healthcare, office products, print media and industrial segments.

Jordan said the existing management team at Transilwrap will continue in their same roles. Neither Jordan nor Transilwrap officials responded for requests for comment.

Source: Plastics News

 

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Philadelphia’s Private Equity LLR Partners Appoints Former CIA Gus Hunt

A Philadelphia-based middle market private equity firm investing in growth companies with proven business models and strong management teams LLR Partners has appointed Ira A. “Gus” Hunt, former Chief Technology Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as new Operating Partner.

In this role, Gus will help LLR evaluate new investment opportunities in the Security, Defense & Government Services sectors, as well as support the growth of LLR’s existing portfolio companies.

“Gus transformed the intelligence community’s use of technology. He was the first to understand the value that commercial innovations could bring to the U.S. government and led the adoption of game-changing technologies at the CIA, including the switch to cloud-based infrastructure,” said Jason Rigoli, principal at LLR Partners. “Gus’ domain knowledge and relationships both inside and out of the government community will bring tremendous value to LLR’s Security, Defense & Government Services portfolio.”

LLR recently opened an office in Arlington, VA, and hired two industry veterans, Jason Rigoli and Michael Levenberg, to expand its Security, Defense & Government Services practice. The firm invests growth capital in technology and service businesses between $25 and $250 million in annual revenue, including those that serve commercial and government clients in the physical and cyber security markets, as well as government contractors to the U.S. homeland security, defense, intelligence and healthcare agencies.

Source: Broadway World

 

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