Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Scottrade to sponsor startups at Scivantage FinTech Incubator, on the site PE HUB 6 hours, 51 minutes ago
Scottrade said it will help sponsor startups at the Scivantage FinTech Incubator Program with financial backing, guidance and insight. No details were provided.
SCOTTRADE SIGNS ON AS SPONSOR OF […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Proof that Silicon Valley is in a venture capital bubble: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 10 hours, 15 minutes ago
Young companies such as Dropbox, Evernote and Airbnb win multi-billion-dollar valuations. Massive hundred-million-dollar-plus rounds funnel to Lyft, Uber and Pinterest.
For months, years, in fact, Silicon […]
Over the past couple of years, at least half a dozen parking-focused startups have raised seed or venture rounds totaling more than $60 million. In July alone, two—ParkWhiz and Streetline—closed rounds of $10 million each. And incubators continue to churn out new entrants pitching new way to eliminate the much-hated practice of circling around for…[Read more]
The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada has stepped up its venture capital investing over the past couple of years with commitments to Battery Ventures, Canaan Partners and Technology Crossover […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Venture investing of $13 bln sets 13-year record in Q2, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 3 days ago
Venture investing set a 13-year record in the second quarter, rising to $13 billion, the highest level since the first quarter of 2001.
Large deals helped lift the total, including the $1.2 billion round for […]
U.S. venture capital fund distributions to limited partners ended 2013 on a solid note by rising modestly in the fourth quarter and coming close to topping 2012’s strong performance.
Annual distributions came to US$21.5 billion last year, down 3.6 percent from 2012, but still the industry’s fourth largest total behind 2012, 1999 and 2000,…[Read more]
Venture distributions to LPs ended 2013 on a solid note by rising modestly in the fourth quarter and coming close to topping 2012’s strong performance.
Annual distributions came to $21.5 billion last year, down […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Texas pension’s push into venture favors larger funds: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 5 days ago
The Texas County and District Retirement System has stepped up its commitment to venture capital over the past couple of years with a strategy that favors large and mid-sized funds.
The LP added 10 funds to its […]
Venture-backed companies have rushed to take advantage of the JOBS Act, particularly its provisions permitting confidential filings and a period to test the waters of the investment world.
This will come as […]
The JOBS Act became law in April 2012 with the promise it would grease the skids of small company IPOs and pave a broader avenue to the capital markets.
Two years later, a debate rages over just how wide an opening it has created.
Some maintain it has delivered as promised and transformed the IPO market, making it far easier for startups to…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, U.S.-based venture fundraising continues at a strong clip in Q2: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 5 days ago
U.S.-based venture fundraising appears to have continued at a rapid clip in the second quarter, with the capital commitments broadening beyond a small handful of mega funds.
Only one firm, Norwest Venture […]
Predictive Edge said it has been acquired by Dropbox, according to a posting on the company’s Website. No financial terms were disclosed. The company said it would no longer support its A/B testing product. […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Venture Backed IPOs maintain steady clip in second quarter, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Venture-funded IPO activity continued at a good clip in the second quarter, only partly restrained by the NASDAQ downturn of March and April.
Twenty-eight venture funded companies floated public stock in the quarter, a 24 percent decline from the first quarter, according to a report from the National Venture Capital Association and peHUB…[Read more]
The Indiana Public Retirement System’s recent-vintage venture-capital portfolio notched strong gains in the second half of last year, according to a recent portfolio report.
Funds from Trinity Ventures, <span class="Firm" […]
Dave McClure’s 500 Startups will openly market its next seed fund, taking advantage of newly approved rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission allowing the broad public solicitation of investors.
The pioneering move will make 500 Startups III one of the first major funds to sell itself in such as manner. Last year in the wake of the…[Read more]
The Bouqs Company said raised $6 million of Series A financing in a deal led by Azure Capital Partners and joined by KEC Ventures. The funding will be used to accelerate growth by expanding staff, offering […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Reuters: SEC authorizes 5 cent tick size pilot program, on the site PE HUB 1 month ago
(Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission unveiled a one-year “tick size” pilot program to let some stocks trade in five-cent increments instead of one-penny increments.
In an order late on Tuesday, the SEC directed U.S. stock exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to work together to submit a plan in the next…[Read more]
GE and Frost Data Capital said they started the Frost I3 incubator for industrial Internet startups. The incubator over the next three years will support 30 startups focused on industrial technologies and […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Landmark, Insight shine in INPRS venture portfolio: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 1 month, 1 week ago
Funds from Landmark Equity Partners and Insight Venture Partners continue to shine brightest in the Indiana Public Retirement System’s early decade venture portfolio, according to an analysis by affiliate magazine […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, MassPRIM’s push into venture slowed last year: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management’s venture portfolio includes top name funds from Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and Index Ventures, but after stepping on the gas early this decade, […]
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