Lightspeed Ventures announced the raising of its new $800 Million fund. “It was a robust fundraising environment,” [Chris] Schaepe [General Partner] said. “There continues to be very good appetite within the LP community for early-stage venture capital.”
VentureBeat expands on the topic: “It will continue to invest in early-stage investment in the United States and Israel, but put more focus on later-stage investments in China and India. Despite their immensity, China and India have been capital starved historically, Lightspeed managing director Ravi Mhatre told me.” [Me=Reporter Chris Morrison]
That’s also a somewhat flawed statement, since I don’t see any shortage of available capital in India. The shortage is in good, fundable deals. Read: India – Cash Rich, Product Poor.
There is only one reason for raising these humongous funds: Raw greed for larger and larger Management Fees.