CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced that the company has executed a financing round of over $200 million, led by General Atlantic, Accel and IVP, with participation from March Capital and CapitalG. Following this round, the company has achieved a valuation of more than $3 billion.
SigFig, a financial technology company for banks, advisors, and consumers, announced today that it has raised $50 million in Series E funding. The round was led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, with participation from existing investors including Bain Capital Ventures, DCM Ventures, Eaton Vance, New York Life, Nyca Partners, UBS, and Union Square Ventures.
TPG Growth and The Rise Fund today announced that they have signed an agreement to acquire CLEAResult, the country’s leading provider of energy efficiency solutions for utility companies. TPG Growth, the middle-market and growth equity platform within TPG, and The Rise Fund, a global impact investing fund managed by TPG, will be co-investors in acquiring the company from General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction, which is expected to close later in 2018, is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval.
Opendoor, an online real estate marketplace that radically simplifies home buying and selling, announced the closing of its $325M Series E funding round. The round was co-led by General Atlantic, Access Technology Ventures, and Lennar Corporation (the largest homebuilder in the U.S.), with additional participation from new investors Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue Management, 10100 Fund, and Invitation Homes (a leading property owner of homes for lease in the U.S.). Existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Lakestar, GGV Capital, NEA, and Khosla Ventures also participated in the round.
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Launches Nationwide Unconscious Bias Tour to Engage 12 Million Employees and Students
Representing a cross-section of more than 450 CEOs and 12 million employees, CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ (CEO Action) announced it will launch a nationwide educational tour, continuing to help the current and future workforce recognize and minimize their unconscious bias. The mobile information centers will provide free unconscious bias education for any organization.
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Mark Garrett, former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Adobe Systems, Inc., has joined the firm as a Special Advisor. Mr. Garrett will leverage his enterprise and consumer technology expertise to provide strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies in the Technology sector.
Today, Inc., (“Today”) a leading Chinese convenience store brand, announced today that it has completed its RMB300 million Series B+ financing led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, valuing the company at more than RMB3 billion. With the latest financing round, the company has successfully raised more than RMB500 million over the past six months to fuel continued market expansion and growth.
Chris Caulkin, Principal in General Atlantic’s London office, was named in Financial News’ list of the 25 rising stars in private equity. Chris is Head of Technology for EMEA, and focuses on General Atlantic’s investments in the Technology sector. Over the past year, he has led GA’s investments into Hemnet, ManoMano, OpenClassrooms, and Typeform. He serves on the boards of Hemnet, OpenClassrooms, Studio Moderna, and Typeform. In addition, he serves as an advisor to the board of DeliveryHero, and is a board observer for ManoMano.
OpenClassrooms, a leading online higher education platform, announced today that it has raised circa $60 million in Series B funding. The funding round was led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, as well as three existing investors.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the creation of a Life Science Advisory Board charged with furthering a thriving life science industry in New York State. The Board will consist of 15 leading experts in academia, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and venture capital. The Board will advise the State's $620 million Life Science Initiative announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2016 to fuel the growth of a world- class life science cluster in New York.
Anton Levy, Managing Director and Global Head of General Atlantic’s Internet & Technology Sector, was named #33 of 100 to Forbes’ Midas List of Top Tech Investors for 2018. This is the fourth consecutive year that Anton has been named to the Midas List.