The Maryland State Retirement and Pension System confirmed three recent venture commitments totaling more than $170 million. The Baltimore-based pension fund recently committed $35 million to .406 Ventures IV, $35 million to .406 Opportunities Fund II and $100 million to Tiger Iron Old Line Fund II. Point 406 Ventures Fund IV was launched in March […]
The Q1 report puts Trinity Ventures’ four-year-old 12th fund as the top performer across its alternative asset classes.
After years of climbing rapidly, valuation growth started to cool down in the first half of 2019, in a market that remains incredibly active. A PitchBook report published on Aug. 19 showed that numbers from H1 2019 point to a stabilization of valuations. This slowdown comes as the market’s deal count has also been on […]
Brexit who? The United Kingdom continues to trailblaze the European VC market in regards to deal count and the amount of invested capital. The U.K. clocked a 99.8 percent year-over-year growth rate from H1 2018 to H1 2019 regarding the volume of invested capital, according to a report released by Refinitiv. More than €4.25 billion […]
The venture capital community in Benelux is headed in the right direction to potentially break records this year. More than €894 million ($988 million) has already been invested into the three-country region through July of this year, according to a recent report from PitchBook. The activity is already close to surpassing the €1 billion median […]
The Canadian venture capital market experienced a record-setting second quarter and the highest amount of invested capital during H1 of a year yet. Canada’s venture community saw more than C$2.2 billion ($1.65 billion) invested across 256 deals during the first six months of 2019, according to a report released on Aug. 27 by the Canadian […]
Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS) made a $20 million venture capital commitment in July, which makes venture the pension fund’s top private equity strategy so far in 2019. The California limited partner made a $20 million commitment to Threshold Ventures III last month, according to an investment report released this week. Threshold Ventures, the […]
Venture capital was the top performing asset class for foundation limited partners in 2018, according to a recent industry report. Venture capital returned an average of 13.3 percent for private foundations and 9.5 percent for community foundations in 2018, according to a report, released on Aug. 15, by the Council on Foundations in collaboration with […]
The Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP) recently committed $40 million to funds from Oak HC/FT, Pelion Venture Partners and Threshold Ventures, an early stage firm formerly known as Draper Fisher Jurvestson. LA Fire and Police committed $15 million to Oak HC/FT Partners III, which recently held a final close on $800 million. Oak […]
Cottonwood Venture Partners launches its second fund after closing on more than $32 million for its debut vehicle last October.
San Francisco-based 01 Advisors held a close on more than $134.7 million on its 01 Advisors 01 fund on Aug. 6.
My name is Rebecca Szkutak and I’m joining the Venture Capital Journal team as a reporter based in New York City. So far in my career, I’ve developed a real passion for covering business and private markets. I always strive to find the human interest stories that lie underneath the numbers and learn more about […]
Owl Rock Capital Partners has pulled in more than its original target for its latest direct lending fund. The New York-based firm held a close on more than $1.11 billion in July for its Owl Rock First Lien Fund, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Despite the fund coming in above […]
Twin Brook Capital Partners soared above its target for its third fund, one of the largest lower mid-market direct lending funds raised to date. Private Debt Investor, a Buyouts affiliate publication, was the first to report the news. The Chicago-based lender closed on $2.75 billion of equity commitments for AG Direct Lending Fund III. The […]