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Monthly Dashboard: Exits and fundraising pick up, as deals scale back

Exits picked up in September as seven venture-backed companies launched IPOs and IFM Therapeutics was sold. The seven IPOs were the most in a single month since eight VC-backed companies went public in October 2016. The largest of the new publicly traded companies in September was Roku, which sold about $220 million of stock in its Nasdaq […]

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Index of venture-backed stocks falls a little in August

The Thomson Reuters’ Post-Venture Capital Index (PVCI) dropped 20 points points to end August at 1136.39 points, a 1.74 percent decline from the 1156.53 points total tally at the end of July. The index value ending Aug. 31 still represents a gain of 170 points, or a growth of nearly 18 percent, since the start of […]


IPO Profile: Canadian company Clementia only VC-backed IPO in August

Only one venture-backed IPO took place in August. The distinction belongs to Montréal biopharmaceutical company Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc, which last month raised about $120 million from its IPO on the Nasdaq. The news was noted by BDC Capital Healthcare Fund, an investor in Clementia since 2012. The company’s other backers include Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Janus Henderson, OrbiMed Advisors and New Enterprise Associates. Clementia’s […]

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VCs on the Move, recap from August

Although it is the dog days of summer and overall activity has slowed, the last month has seen some venture capitalists change jobs. Among the more noteworthy was Mamoon Hamid switching over to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers from Social Capital, which KP tried to acquire at one time. Social Capital filled the vacancy left […]

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VC-backed stocks gain ground in July

The Thomson Reuters’ Post-Venture Capital Index (PVCI) gained 40 points points to end July at 1156.53 points, a 3.6 percent increase from the 1116.48 tally at the end of June. The index value ending June 30 represents a gain of more than 190 points, or nearly 20 percent, since the start of the year when the […]

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Point Nine Capital: branching out from Berlin

By Alex Derber, VCJ correspondent Point Nine Capital’s origins appear fairly typical of the consumer-oriented, locally active VCs that most people associate with Berlin. But the firm, with 73 companies in a far-flung portfolio, is far from typical. Unlike many of its peer VC firms, Point Nine has no significant weighting toward the German capital. The […]

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NewAlpha fosters French fintech

By Alex Derber, VCJ correspondent European financial-technology investment spiked in the first quarter, rising about 50 percent year on year to more than $600 million, according to consulting firm KPMG. The United Kingdom and Germany account for most for the extra activity, but France, Europe’s other large economy, curiously lags, having hosted none of the […]

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Dashboard: Fundraising spikes in June, deal activity falls

Venture activity in June was mostly positive as M&A, IPOs and firm fundraising each increased during the month. Only deal value fell from the month before, according to VCJ‘s analysis of the preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. U.S.-based fundraising had its best month of the year in June as 28 firms collected $8.24 billion in […]

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Venture-backed stocks held steady in June

The Thomson Reuters’ Post-Venture Capital Index (PVCI) saw an incremental climb of 6.36 points to end June at 1116.48, a 0.57 percent gain from the 1110.12 mark at the end of May. The index value for the end of June is a gain of more than 150 points, or 15.5 percent, since the start of the […]

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Venture valuations are rising in France, but bigger exits needed

By Alex Derber, VCJ Correspondent French VC funds don’t tend to attract transatlantic investment, and it’s rarer still for one to form without any government money. Paris-based Newfund meets both of those descriptions, with about 15 percent of its second fund, so far, sourced from U.S. residents, albeit ones with a French connection. “Let’s just […]