E*Trade raising $250M venture fund

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Menlo Park, Calif. - Online brokerage company E*Trade Group Inc. is raising a $250 million venture capital fund that will invest in content delivery, data storage and network security start-ups. The E*Trade Electronic Commerce Fund II L.P. will invest in up to 30 companies. It is E*Trade's second formal VC play; last December the company's $100 million E*Trade Electronic Commerce Fund I L.P. closed.
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