Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, Report lists most consistently performing VCs and buyout firms, on the site PE HUB 1 day, 9 hours ago
Which venture capital and buyout firms have a history of providing the most consistent returns?
According to a new report from investment data provider Preqin, five VCs stand out. They are: Sequoia Capital, […]
Joanna Glasner commented on the post, Proof that Silicon Valley is in a venture capital bubble: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 2 days, 19 hours agoIn reply to: View
One can certainly make a reasonable argument that we’ve entered bubble territory. However, I think the analysis needs to address the extent to which the largest amounts of funding are going into big, later stage rounds — essentially the idea that Series D is the new IPO. In the 1999-2000 bubble, companies that could exit via IPO or M&A were not…[Read more]
Venture capital assets didn’t perform as well as public equity investments last year. But among alternative assets, venture produced the among the highest returns, handily beating hedge, buyout and energy […]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, Siemer Ventures raises $45 mln, changes name to Wavemaker, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks ago
Siemer Ventures, an early-stage technology VC with offices in Singapore and Southern California, has raised a $45 million third fund and is changing its name to Wavemaker Partners.
The firm, based in Santa […]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, Opinions vary on what to do with misbehaving execs: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 4 weeks, 1 day ago
To fire the CEO or not to fire the CEO?
That is the one of the questions startup boards least enjoy debating.
It’s tough enough when the discussion is merely about replacing an inexperienced founding CEO […]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, E.ventures targeting $100 mln for growth fund: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 1 month ago
E.ventures, a venture firm with offices in six countries and four continents, is seeking to raise $100 million for a growth fund, according to a securities filing.
Firm representatives declined to comment on the fund filing, which lists two current partners, co-founders Mathias Schilling and Thomas Gieselmann, as directors.
The fund will be…[Read more]
SoftTech VC, the seed-stage firm started by technology angel investor Jeff Clavier, has closed on $85 million for its fourth fund.
The new fund is substantially larger than SoftTech’s last one, a $55 million […]
Polaris Partners has become the latest firm to officially add its name to the list of those in fundraising mode.
The Waltham, Mass.-based tech and life science venture investor is seeking to raise $400 million […]
If Formation 8 Partners had a theme song, it might be Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”
Since inception, partners at the San Francisco-based tech-focused venture firm have done things their own way, whether it be setting fund size or determining how many overseas offices a newly launched VC ought to maintain.
The firm closed its first fund, a $448…[Read more]
Emerging venture managers trying to raise capital in the aftermath of the 2008 credit crisis encountered a higher-than-usual rejection rate.
Today, however, many limited partners who turned them down are wishing they’d done otherwise.
With stock indexes near double their crisis lows, IPO demand enduring, and late-stage valuations running…[Read more]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, Digital media-focused Lerer closing in on Fund IV: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 1 month, 1 week ago
Michael Kim is a big fan of Lerer Ventures. So much so that Kim, founder of venture fund-of-funds Cendana Capital, let it slip last week at the Venture Capital Investing Conference in San Francisco that the New York-based seed-stage venture firm is about to close a new fund of about $60 million.
Lerer Managing Director Eric Hippeau, who was on…[Read more]
Safa Rashtchy, an angel investor and trend-spotter focused on consumer technology, is raising $50 million for a fund called Think Ventures, according to a securities filing.
Rashtchy could not be reached for […]
Two former venture investors with Japan’s Mitsui & Co. are seeking $150 million for a new fund called Remiges Biopharma, according to a securities filing.
Taro Inaba, former general manager of Mitsui’s […]
If “Mad Men” were set in the present day, the show would have to be renamed “Math Men.”
The protagonist of the popular television series—the dapper, duplicitous advertising executive Don Draper—would have to trade in his polished shoes and pressed suit for sneakers, a hoodie and a T-shirt with a company logo or an ironic saying.
Critics of the venture capital industry have long maintained that VC firms have too few female partners and extend too little funding to women-led startups.
But this year, even the industry’s main trade group […]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, Online learning platform provider Udemy bulks up with new round, on the site PE HUB 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Udemy, a website where anyone can teach or take a course in pretty much anything, has closed a $32 million Series C round.
The round, which was led by Norwest Venture Partners, and includes existing investors […]
The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) released a report Monday highlighting growth in the number of VC firms, amount of capital and deals in recent years. Some key statistics include:
• The number of […]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, VCs back full menu of meal prep and delivery services: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 3 months, 1 week ago
If it seems like every week another meal delivery service raises a giant funding round, it’s probably because that’s exactly what is happening.
From the April 4 IPO of online ordering and delivery service […]
You’ll have to excuse the GPs of Jafco Ventures for smiling. They’ve had a good run since the fall.
In September, the 10-year-old firm scored its biggest exit ever when endpoint security provider FireEye went […]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, Online dating website Zoosk files for IPO of up to $100 mln, on the site PE HUB 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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