Top 10 HUB Posts Focus on Silicon Valley Uniforms, Macho PE Fundraisers and Secrets to Tweaking Your IRR

It’s Friday. Time to catch up on stories you might have missed during a busy week. Following are the peHUB posts that garnered the most unique pageviews from our regular readers between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2.

ONE: The Uniforms of Silicon Valley, a Slideshowby Connie Loizos
TWO: Quien Es Mas Macho? A Slideshow of the Top 5 U.S. PE Funds this Yearby Luisa Beltran
THREE: Four Ways to Finesse Your Way into the Top Quartileby Joanna Glasner
FOUR: Most Active VC firms in October: Slideshowby Alastair Goldfisher
FIVE: Slideshow: Maine Reveals Bite Taken By Fees, Expensesby David Toll
SIX: Venture Backed IPOs Feel The Pain, But Some Stay Above Waterby Mark Boslet
SEVEN: Court Backs Subpoenas Of Castle Harlan Over Quick Flipby Bernard Vaughan
EIGHT: Slideshow: European PE Performance First Half 2011 – by Angela Sormani
NINE: Parish Capital Hands Keys to StepStoneby Gregory Roth
TEN: When the Majority Is Wrongby Larry Cheng

Week’s Top 10 Hub Posts Focus on Cash Returns for CalPERS, Top Tech M&A Advisors, Apple Knockoffs

It’s time to catch up on the stories and slideshows your colleagues found most compelling on peHUB this week. Here are the top 10 posts that garnered the most pageviews from regular readers from Aug. 22 to Aug. 26. Hot topics included fund returns at CalPERS and Louisiana Teachers’, VC- and PE-backed IPOs and M&A, and Apple.

1. Cash Machine Slideshow: CalPERS’ Top 10 VC Funds Based on Return of Cold, Hard Cash — by Mark Boslet
2. Slideshow: Top 10 U.S. Tech/Telecom Advisors, Qatalyst Jumps To 10th — by Luisa Beltran
3. Looking Back at Our Favorite Apple Knockoffs — by Connie Loizos
4. Slideshow: Top And Bottom-Performing Funds Of Louisiana Teachers’ — by David Toll
5. Black Gives Himself 60th Birthday Party of Bad Taste — by Luisa Beltran
6. Slideshow: Top 10 PE-Backed Companies Waiting To Go Public (subscription required) — by Luisa Beltran
7. Stock Market Turmoil Not Expected to Hurt Tech M&A — by Lawrence Aragon
8. Sequoia Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures Stand to Gain from Redemption Rights for eHarmony — by Alistair Barr, Reuters
9. Cornell to Stanford: Stay Out of New York — by Connie Loizos
10. What Today’s 4 IPO Filings Tell Us About the Market for New Offerings — by Joanna Glasner

This Week’s Top 10 HUB Posts Focus on Market Turmoil, Fund Performance and Silicon Valley’s ‘Undertaker’

Time to catch up on the peHUB stories your colleagues found most compelling this week. Here are the top 10 posts that garnered the most pageviews from regular readers from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12. It isn’t terribly surprising that most of the posts were related in some way to the turmoil in the public markets this week.

1. Early Stage Funds Dominate CalPERS’ Top 10 Venture Funds, by Mark Boslet
2. Silicon Valley’s Undertaker: ‘We’re Anticipating a Major Fallout’, by Connie Loizos
3. Groupon, Zynga and 9 Other VC-Backed IPOs Threatened by Market Turmoil, by Joanna Glasner
4. LinkedIn, Solazyme, Zipcar, 33 Other VC-Backed IPOs Bloodied in Market Beatdown, by Lawrence Aragon
5. Idaho Public Employee Retirement Top-Performing Funds (subscribers only), by David Toll
6. Menlo Ventures Is Biggest Winner in Carbonite IPO, by Lawrence Aragon
7. Venture & PE Picks for a Double Dip, by Joanna Glasner
8. Colorado PERA Top-10 Performing Funds Since 1982, by David Toll
9. How This Year’s 10 Biggest VC-Backed IPOs Fared in the Market Plunge, by Lawrence Aragon
10. Reuters Exclusive: Khosla Loses 2 Partners; Alex Kinnier to Do Startup, Jim Kim’s Plans Unknown, by Sarah McBride and Peter Lauria, Reuters

Talk Back & Poll: Is IPO Window Closed? If So, Is It Temporary or Are We in for a Long Wait? UPDATED

It turned out Tuesday was just a brief respite. On Wednesday Today we were back in the the business of a market sell-off. Besides the public companies that got a haircut, the tumultuous market also dashed the hopes of six of the 12 companies on the docket to go public this week. Then, Thursday, the market surged back, with the Dow up nearly 4 percent.

On Tuesday, three companies postponed their offerings, including 3-D motion-sensing company InvenSense Inc, a VC-backed company that hoped to raise $99.8 million.

On Wednesday, another three companies postponed, including two VC-backed startups: employee benefit program provider WageWorks, which held off on a $49 million IPO, and medical services provider WhiteGlove, which tabled

Menlo Ventures Is Biggest Winner in Carbonite IPO

Carbonite’s gamble to go public during a week of market mayhem paid off for its venture backers. As a group, the VCs are currently sitting on shares worth $116.9 million, based on today’s closing price of $12.35. In addition, three investors sold shares at the IPO price of $10 for total proceeds of $5.2 million. […]

Slideshow: 75% of VC-Backed IPOs Rebound in Broad Market Upturn

A day after getting beaten down with the rest of the market, three-fourths of this year’s VC-backed IPOs posted gains in today’s market rebound.

Of the 38 VC-backed companies that have gone public on U.S. exchanges this year, 28 saw their share prices increase today, while nine experienced declines and one remained flat, according to data from Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB). That stands in stark contrast to yesterday, when 36 of the stocks lost value and two remained flat.

The biggest gainers in terms of dollars were LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), which shot up

VC-Backed Invensense Among 3 U.S. IPOs Postponed Amid Tough Market

(Reuters) – Three initial public offerings were postponed on Tuesday, the latest casualties of volatile market conditions.

Offerings by Portuguese mobile marketing and payment services provider TIM w.e. SGPS SA, which was expected to raise $146.3 million, and 3-D motion-sensing company InvenSense Inc, a VC-backed company due to raise $99.8 million, were postponed, underwriters said. The $180 million IPO of Seattle-based lender HomeStreet was also sidelined, an underwriter said.

Invensense, founded in 2003, raised a total of $53 million in venture capital between 2004 and 2008, according to Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB). The company’s backers include Artiman Ventures, DoCoMo Capital, Partech

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