General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Vittorio Colao has joined the firm as a Special Advisor. Mr. Colao, former Group Chief Executive of international communications company Vodafone Group Plc, will advise General Atlantic and its portfolio companies as the firm continues to execute on its global growth investing strategy.
General Atlantic was included in Inc. magazine’s “50 Best Private Equity Firms for Entrepreneurs.” Over the past 39 years, General Atlantic’s sole focus has been partnering with entrepreneurs and helping build some of the world’s best growth companies.
Detroit-based StockX Closes $110M Series C Led by DST Global, General Atlantic and GGV Capital; Names e-commerce Veteran Scott Cutler CEO
StockX, the world’s first ‘stock market of things’, has closed on a $110 million Series C funding round from investment firms DST Global, General Atlantic, and GGV Capital. The company also announced today the appointment of Scott Cutler as CEO. Cutler succeeds co-founder Josh Luber, who will continue to serve on the executive leadership team and board of directors. The raise, in which current investors GV and Battery Ventures also participated, represents the largest in Michigan VC history to date and values StockX at over $1 billion.
Blend, a leader in digital lending technology, today announced it has raised $130 million in Series E funding led by Temasek and General Atlantic. Existing investors 8VC, Founders Fund, Greylock Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated in the round, which brings the company’s total funding to $310 million.
Depop, the fashion marketplace for Generation Z, has raised $62 million in a Series C round led by General Atlantic Depop intends to use the funds to accelerate its US expansion, where the Gen Z fashion app already has 5 million users, stores in New York and Los Angeles and expects to grow its community over in the coming years With a mission to empower the next generation to transform the fashion industry, Depop taps into generational shifts towards circular fashion, social shopping and independent brands Sellers on the platform have made more than half a billion dollars (more than $570 million) and 19 million transactions since its launch in 2011 Depop, a fashion marketplace for the next generation, has secured a $62 million Series C round led by General Atlantic. Depop intends to use the funds to accelerate its expansion in the U.S. and internationally, grow its London-based engineering and data science teams and invest in new tools and functionality for the platform’s more than 13 million users globally.
NoBroker.com announced today that it has raised USD $51 million in Series C Funding. This brings the total funding raised by NoBroker to USD $71 million. The round was led by General Atlantic and included participation from existing investors SAIF Partners and BEENEXT.
Global growth equity firm General Atlantic announced today a strategic investment in Kiwi.com, a leading online travel booking platform powered by cutting-edge technology. Co-founders Oliver Dlouhý and Jozef Képesi will remain significant shareholders and continue to drive Kiwi.com’s strategic growth plans in partnership with General Atlantic. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Caroline Woodworth, Vice President in General Atlantic’s London office, was named in Financial News’ list of the 25 rising stars in European private equity. Caroline focuses on General Atlantic’s investments in the Financial Services sector and was recognized for her contributions to the firm’s investment in Deutsche Börse’s Index and Portfolio Risk/Analytics Business, Greensill, and the IPO of Network International, amongst other personal and career achievements.
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Pedro Parente will join the firm as Chairman of Brazil, as of June 18, 2019.
PathAI Secures $60M in Series B Funding Led by General Atlantic and Existing Investor General Catalyst
PathAI, a global provider of artificial intelligence-powered technology for pathology, announced today that it has raised $60 million in Series B funding. The round was led by new investor General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, with strong participation from General Catalyst and other existing investors. The new capital will fuel PathAI’s continued expansion as the company seeks to advance the medical discipline of pathology. General Atlantic Managing Director Dr. Michelle Dipp will be joining PathAI’s board of directors as the company advances its mission of offering faster, safer, and more powerful solutions for the diagnosis and sub-typing of diseases like cancer.
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Michael Gosk, former Vice President and Chief Tax Officer at General Electric (“GE”) has joined the firm as an Operating Partner. Based in New York, Mr. Gosk will provide expertise and strategic counsel to the firm’s investment team and portfolio companies, with a particular focus on financial operations and tax.