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.
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.
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.
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Justin Kotzin has joined the firm as an Operating Partner and Head of Debt Capital Markets. Based in New York, Mr. Kotzin will be part of General Atlantic’s Resources Group, providing expertise and strategic counsel to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies.
Advent International to acquire majority stake in leading third-party hotel operator Aimbridge Hospitality
Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority ownership interest in North America’s leading third-party hotel operator Aimbridge Hospitality from Lee Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm, and General Atlantic, a leader in global growth investing. Aimbridge’s experienced senior management team will continue to lead the company and will retain a meaningful equity stake in the business.
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Rob Perez, former President and CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has joined the firm as an Operating Partner. Based in the firm’s New York office, Mr. Perez will have a particular focus on the biopharma and life sciences sectors, using his expertise to identify new investment opportunities and support the growth of the firm’s existing investments. Mr. Perez will be a part of the General Atlantic’s Resources Group, providing strategic counsel to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies.
Invoice Cloud, Inc. (“Invoice Cloud”), a leading Software as a Service (“SaaS”) provider of vertical software, billing, and payments solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm. General Atlantic, which will become the majority shareholder, will invest in Invoice Cloud alongside existing shareholder Summit Partners and Invoice Cloud management to help fuel the company’s next stage of growth.
Today, Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan announced the initial core participants of the Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit (DSIIS) and December 18, 2018 as the date of the first meeting. As announced on September 19, 2018, the DSIIS will be a yearlong collaboration between healthcare innovation and investment professionals and HHS personnel who will meet quarterly to discuss the innovation and investment landscape within the healthcare sector, emerging opportunities, and the government’s role in facilitating more investment and accelerated innovation.
pymetrics, an enterprise SaaS company that uses neuroscience and AI to make the recruitment process more effective, accurate, and unbiased, announced today that it has closed a $40 million Series B funding round led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm. This funding round also includes participation from new investors Salesforce Ventures and Workday Ventures, and existing investors Khosla Ventures and Jazz Venture Partners.