Irish VC firm Elkstone Partners has held a EUR 75m first close for Elkstone Ireland Ventures 1, a fund targeting Republic of Ireland-based start-ups; it aims to reach its hard-cap of EUR 100m by November, founder Alan Merriman told Unquote.
French sponsor seeks to attract state-backed LPs for new strategy targeting ESG-focused startups
Director appointments include Rutland Partners' Matt Hamilton-Allen, who joins the investment team
New vehicle exceeded target by more than USD 300m; aims for up to 20% exposure to European debt
New vehicle will invest at the crossover of health care, life sciences and tech with EUR 5m-50m tickets