Technology is probably the busiest sector for venture investing right now and Chicago based venture capital firm Lightbank is looking for a technology enthusiast to add to its growing team of associates.
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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.
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Venture capitalist Kate Mitchell has scored a coveted invitation to President Obama’s signing of the JOBS Act, tentatively scheduled for this Thursday. Mitchell is co-founder of Scale Venture Partners and was chairman of the 17-member IPO Task Force that drafted the recommendations that went into the JOBS Act.
Private Equity Too Disorganized to Fight Attacks, says Brentwood’s Barnum, Who Confirms Fundraising Plans
Private Equity is disorganized in its fight against baseless attacks, says William Barnum, a partner with Brentwood Associates. He also confirms that Brentwood will be fundraising later this year for its fifth fund.
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 [...]
Really, it isn’t any wonder. Venture capital’s fundraising scene is all of a sudden totally crappy again. And it’s not just as bad as it was during the recession’s nadir—it’s even worse. We can’t say we didn’t see it coming. A paltry $1.72 billion was raised by GPs in the third quarter of 2011, which [...]
Since my last post debunking the five alleged myths of entrepreneurs triggered more than a few comments and thoughtful reactions, I wanted to respond collectively to them. First let’s start out with venture capital performance as an asset class. Over the last ten years, it has been terrible. On an absolute basis the returns are [...]
Some venture capital firms are tweaking term sheets’ language to prevent entrepreneurs from making big secondary market exits before VCs can get their cut, multiple sources tell peHUB. New restrictions turning up in term sheets include requirements that founders do not sell more than 10% of their stake via secondary transaction and, separately, that founders [...]