Woof! Woof! The 10 Biggest Dogs in UTIMCO’s Portfolio (slideshow)

After bringing you two slideshows that focused on the best-performing funds backed by the University of Texas Management Co., it’s time to “keep it real” by sharing the biggest losers.

(PeHUB subscribers can see our two previous slideshows here: UTIMCO in 17 Active Funds with IRRs > 25%Union Square, Other Early Stage Tech VCs Kick Ass for UTIMCO.)

We took a look at returns for all of UTIMCO’s active funds and found 10 that were at least a decade old and had negative internal rates of return as of May 31. The university pension fund invested a total of $176.2 million in those vehicles. In return, UTIMCO has received cash distributions of just $55.7 million (or less than one-third of what it put in). And it has no hope …

Top 10 Posts Focus on Q3 Fundraising, Performance Data and ‘Lessons from the Loo’

Happy Monday! If you want to catch up on news you may have missed last week, here are peHUB’s top 10 posts, as judged by the pageviews of our regular readers. Hot topics included Q3 fundraising, performance data from Colorado PERA, UTIMCO and New York pension funds, and a growing number of restaurant bankruptcies.

ONE: Slideshow: 15 Largest U.S.-based Venture Funds Raised in Q3by Lawrence Aragon
TWO: CrunchFund Wasn’t the Only Newbie Fund Raised in Q3; Here Are 18 Others (slideshow)by Lawrence Aragon
THREE: Slideshow: Top-Performing PE/VC Funds Of 3 Big-Apple Pensionsby David Toll
FOUR: Top Ten Performing Funds From The Colorado PERA Venture Portfolio (slideshow)by Mark Boslet
FIVE: Qwikster and 7 Other Terrible, Short-Lived Ideas (slideshow)by Connie Loizos
SIX: Slideshow: Riverside’s Lessons from the Looby Buyouts magazine
SEVEN: Slideshow: Restaurant Bankruptcies Make PE Queasyby Bernard Vaughan
EIGHT: Slideshow: UTIMCO in 17 Active Funds with IRRs > 25% (subscribers only) – by Lawrence Aragon
NINE: Gores Group Turns More Industry-Focused (subscribers only) – by Bernard Vaughan
TEN: Welsh Carson To Buy Triple Point Tech from ABRYby Luisa Beltran

Week’s Top 10 Posts Focus on Steve Jobs, Returns at UTIMCO and Euro FoFs Entering U.S.

Time to catch up on your reading. Here are the 10 most popular posts among peHUB’s regular readers for Oct. 3 to Oct. 7.

One: Slideshow: UTIMCO in 17 Active Funds with IRRs > 25%by Lawrence Aragon
Two: Union Square, Other Early Stage Tech VCs Kick Ass for UTIMCO (slideshow)by Lawrence Aragon
Three: Slideshow: European Fund-of-Funds Build Up U.S. Officesby Angela Sormani
Four: Slideshow: PE-Backed M&A Jumps in Q3 and Here’s the Top 5 Dealsby Luisa Beltran
Five: Slideshow: More LBO Targets in the CRO Marketby Bernard Vaughan
Six: Promising Portfolios: Asset Values Top Contributed Capital In Recent Cal Regents Venture Funds (Slideshow)by Mark Boslet
Seven: Infographic: PE vs. VC in Battle of Compensationby David Toll
Eight: How Will You Remember Steve Jobs?by Lawrence Aragon
Nine: Comvest Group Lands $580M Fundby staff
Ten: A Pension Fund Does Away with the Middleman: the VCby Connie Loizos

Slideshow: UTIMCO in 17 Active Funds with IRRs > 25%

Judging by UTIMCO’s latest performance numbers, producing an internal rate of return above 25% is quite a feat. Of the 216 funds the University of Texas Management Co. lists as “active relationships,” just 17 (or 7.8%) can boast the distinction of such a large IRR. Some quick observations about the before we get to the […]

Union Square, Other Early Stage Tech VCs Kick Ass for UTIMCO (slideshow)

The University of Texas Investment Management Co. is among the many limited partners burned by early stage, tech-focused venture capital funds launched during the dot-com bubble. But UTIMCO didn’t let that negative experience sour it on such funds – and it is now reaping the rewards. Since 2005, the LP has backed seven early stage […]

Top 10 Hub Posts This Week Focus On Accel Returns, Michael Arrington, Hot VC Markets

What was hot on peHUB this week? Posts that garnered the most pageviews from regular readers from June 20 to June 24 included reader opinions about the SEC’s registration carve-out for venture capital firms; returns generated by Austin Ventures and Morgenthaler provided by UTIMCO (for the second week in a row); and the top five strategic buyers of sponsor-backed companies; and more.

1. Accel-erating Returns at the Top-Tier VC, by Jonathan Marino

2. UTIMCO Holds 7 Austin Ventures Funds, 4 of Which Have Negative IRRS, by Mark Boslet (subscribers only)

3. New Venture Commitments Fall at UTIMCO, by Mark Boslet

4. The Flame-Throwing History of Michael Arrington, by Connie Loizos

5. IRRs for Eight Morgenthaler , Courtesy of UTIMCO Funds, by Mark Boslet (subscribers only)

6. Cloud, Social Media, Health Services Top List of Hottest Venture Markets, by Mark Boslet

7. 5 Top Strategic Buyers Of Sponsor-Backed Companies, by Bernard Vaughan

8. Winklevoss Twins Give Up Facebook Appeal, by Jonathan Stempel

9. Top 10 Winners in Pandora’s IPO, by Lawrence Aragon (subscribers only)

10. TALK BACK: The SEC Defines Venture Capital, by Jonathan Marino

Top 10 Hub Posts this Week Focus on Pandora’s IPO, IRRs for Morgenthaler and Austin Ventures, and PE Execs in Pro Sports

Catch up on what your colleagues found most interesting on peHUB this week. Posts that garnered the most pageviews from regular readers from June 13 to June 17 focused on reader opinions about expanding the 500-shareholder rule; the biggest winners in Pandora’s IPO; IRRs for Austin Ventures and Morgenthaler provided by UTIMCO; PE pros that have bought into pro sports teams; Searchlight’s new media fund; and more.

1. Slideshow: Top 10 Winners in Pandora’s IPO, by Lawrence Aragon
2. Slideshow: IRRs for Eight Morgenthaler Funds, Courtesy of UTIMCO, by Mark Boslet
3. Slideshow: Who Makes The Most Money Of All?, by David Toll (Subscribers only)
4. Slideshow: VCs and PE Execs Who’ve Made the Leap into Pro Sports, by Jonathan Marino
5. Slideshow: UTIMCO Holds 7 Austin Ventures Funds, 4 of Which Have Negative IRRs, by Mark Boslet
6. Winklevoss Twins Still Pursuing Facebook Founder, by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters
7. Searchlight Reaches $800M On Debut Media Fund, by Gregory Roth
8. TALK BACK: What to Do with the 500 Shareholder Rule, by Jonathan Marino
9. Middle Market M&A Dominates First Five Months, Strategic Most Active Buyers, by Luisa Beltran
10. Reinventing The Board Meeting, by Brad Feld, Foundry Group (Subscribers only)

Slideshow: UTIMCO Holds 7 Austin Ventures Funds, 4 of Which Have Negative IRRs

UTIMCO’s Austin, Texas, headquarters is only a short walk from the offices of Austin Ventures. It should come as no surprise, then, that the two organizations know one another. And know one another they do. UTIMCO has invested a total of $103 million in seven Austin Ventures funds, its second largest VC holding after Morgenthaler […]

Slideshow: IRRs for Eight Morgenthaler Funds, Courtesy of UTIMCO

UTIMCO is no slouch when it comes to venture capital. The endowment manages $23 billion in assets for the University of Texas and Texas A&M school systems and has 56 active venture funds in its portfolio. Its largest fund holding is Morgenthaler Ventures, which has been making VC investments for more than 40 years and […]

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