By Kenzi Wang The past five years have seen a seismic shift on strategic investment deal flow. Arguably, we’ve gone through two large, definitive periods of modern-day venture capital tech fundraising. We’ll call the first period the Pets.com era, and the second the Facebook era. The Pets.com era was filled with extravagance, greed, speed and […]
By Clint Korver, Ulu Ventures When AppDynamics was acquired by Cisco just before its planned IPO, reports credited early investor Greylock Partners with a return of 100x on its investment in the San Francisco-based enterprise software company. That report was soon amended to reflect that Greylock’s return was closer to 25x, returning an excellent $590 […]
By writing off a company’s pending legal claims as nothing more than a costly, time-consuming liability, PE firms risk missing out on monetizing a potentially valuable asset.
The bankruptcy auction—or 363 sale—can be an enormously strategic option for strong companies looking to stay fiercely competitive in their industries.
By Thomas Krenik, Harvey Powers, and Kelley Rytlewski Private equity funds are the widely accepted investment strategy for pensions, endowments, family offices and other investors to access the private markets. But the reported returns of PE funds are misleading, representing only a partial view of the capital involved. Typically, PE fund returns are shown for deployed […]
By Joe Riley, Psilos Group Digital health is on a roll — and that’s the best sign that U.S. healthcare is changing for the better. The marriage of healthcare and digital technology improves patient outcomes, lowers costs and broadens consumers’ access to care. Strengthening this trend is venture financing of digital health, which remained robust […]
The IRR clock starts ticking from day one, and the first months of a deal are critical to establishing its pace and trajectory and the relationship between the PE firm and portfolio company. Our firm has advised more than 200 PE funds since 1995, and even in the era of the 100-day plan, we time […]
To ignore ESG considerations is to ignore risks and opportunities that have a material effect on the financial outcome of our investments.
By Solomon Owayda, founding partner, Mozaic Capital Advisors It is said that hindsight is 20/20. Wouldn’t it be great if one could look back at a private equity portfolio and have the chance to double down on the good investments and undo the bad ones? I have been investing in PE for the past 29 years, with […]
Given that the SEC today vigorously prosecutes all violations as potential enforcement cases, no matter how they come to the agency’s attention, should managers self-report misconduct or violations of the federal securities laws to the SEC?
It’s time for Congressional reform to help boost U.S. entrepreneurialism, say three industry insiders
Achieving a profitable exit is challenging, but PE firms have several ways to help their companies cut costs, ease risk and boost operational efficiency.
The ongoing success of equity crowdfunding sites must rely on syndicates as the ‘killer app’ to survive
Two company founders breakdown five common assumptions about making it in the YC community
OMERS Ventures Managing Director Jim Orlando discusses hot target areas for the firm in the year ahead
Lytx announced it has been acquired by private equity firm GTCR for more than $500 million. but things weren’t always so rosy at the company.
Four questions to ask yourself when you encounter a biotech startup that looks promising
A significant event happened in early 2013: a new venture capital fund was born. This may not sound so significant to you, but it was significant to me and my partners at Subtraction Capital.