VCJ VC Valuation Unicorns

Unicorn financings at record pace in the U.S.

The pace at which unicorns are minted slowed over the past couple of years in the United States, but 2018 could see a reversal back to a more rapidly expanding herd. And perhaps a record. Through the end of July, the year witnessed the creation of 27 private companies with unicorn valuations of $1 billion […]

VCJ Fund Performance ROI VC

Fund Performance: UTIMCO, vintages 2003 to 2005

Below is performance data for the University of Texas Investment Management Company‘s venture portfolio, featuring vintages 2003 to 2005. Included internal rates of return are current as of February 2018. To download the full version of the table below, click here: UTIMCO’s mid-decade venture capital funds (2003 to 2005 UTIMCO’s mid-decade venture capital funds (2003 […]

VCJ Top of Mind SVB Venture

SVB’s Bob Blee: ideal IPO environment, more mid-market M&A

It is no secret the IPO market for venture-backed companies has been galloping along this year. One observer paying close attention is Bob Blee, head of corporate finance at Silicon Valley Bank. Not only has an attractive supply of technology companies and an abundance of capital contributed, but so has low market volatility and improving […]

VCJ Venture Fund Performance

Fund Performance: LA Fire and Police pension report, vintages 2016 and 2017

Below is the latest fund performance report for the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System and their venture portfolio featuring vintages 2016 and 2017. The fund performance data is current as of March 2017, as compiled by VCJ. Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System venture portfolio (vintages 2016 to 2017) Fund Vintage Fund […]

VCJ Venture Europe UK Germany

Europe venture capital headed toward record year

European venture capital was slow to recover from the euro-zone financial crisis in the early years of this decade, but in 2018 it’s now poised to set records in both money raised and capital disbursed. And in contrast to investment activity in the U.S. and Asia, the recovery is driven less by a small number […]

VCJ AI Data Report

AI funding sets record in Q2 with $2.3 bln targeting U.S. companies

Venture funding for artificial-intelligence companies hit another record in the second quarter, with $2.3 billion going to U.S.-based startups. The quarter was the second in a row to set a funding record, with dollars disbursed climbing 21 percent from the $1.9 billion of the first quarter, according to the MoneyTree Report put together by PricewaterhouseCoopers […]