ROI Returns VC

Venture capital returns improve in Q1

Venture capital performance markedly improved in the first quarter, with the asset class’ quarterly IRR rising to 3.22 percent, according to a preliminary report from Cambridge Associates. That is up from -0.07 percent in the fourth quarter. Particularly strong was the return for late- and expansion-stage funds, where the IRR jumped to 5.15 percent, Cambridge […]

Money Stack Funds VC

Venture sees strong fundraising activity in Q2

The pace of venture fundraising has picked up in the second quarter with what appears to be more than $11 billion raised for future investments in startups. The quarterly total includes the massive $3.3 billion New Enterprise Associates 16, which helped lift the quarter to the largest since the first quarter of 2016, when more […]

New York Pension LP Performance VC

Fund performance: Softbank, Fairview lead NY pension’s mid-decade venture portfolio

Funds from Softbank Capital, Fairview Capital and Performance Equity Management top of a portfolio of mid-decade venture funds at the New York State and Local Retirement System. The portfolio, with vintages of 2002 to 2006, favors mid-sized funds employing a multi-stage investment strategy. The holdings include three funds of funds. Nearly half of the funds […]

Cyber Security VC

Security investing rebounds in second quarter

With the cyber-security market expected to top $100 billion in three years and worries about online break-ins running high, venture capitalists continue to pour money into young security companies at a rapid pace. Investing this year started off cautiously, but gathered steam in the second quarter, with $887 million allocated to startups in the United […]