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Venture Performance Improves

Venture funds are doing better lately — posting bigger gains on investments and returning more capital to limited partners, according to the Cambridge Associates LLC U.S. Venture Capital Index.

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VC Fundraising Slows in Q2

U.S. venture capital firms raised just under $3 billion in the second quarter, with more than half of the money going to five established VCs, according to a report from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters.

VC-Backed IPOs Show Improvement in Q2 – NVCA Report

Twenty-one venture-backed IPOs raised $2.2 billion during the second quarter, more than double the volume and dollars compared to the first quarter of this year, according to a report by the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB). Year to date, 29 VC-backed companies have gone public, raising about $2.9 billion. That compares to 29 VC-backed companies that raised $18.8 billion via initial public offerings in the first two quarters of last year.

Life Sciences Venture Capital Investing Posts Gains in Q3

Venture capital funding in the life sciences sector, which includes the biotechnology and medical device industries, gained in Q3 in terms of dollars compared to the second quarter of 2012. But the sector still trended downward for the year, according to a new PwC US report that includes data from the PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters.

VC Industry: Relaxed IPO Restrictions will Foster Emerging Stage Growth, Jobs

The IPO Task Force is calling upon regulators and lawmakers to clear roadblocks for smaller companies to go public, after more than a decade in which the volume of emerging stage IPOs has been stagnant compared to prior years. “It’s unrelated to economic cycles,” said Kate Mitchell, who serves as chairwoman of the organization and […]

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