positive venture capital returns

Venture capital returns for foundations doubled in 2018 from 2017

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 […]

Annie Lamont, Oak HC/FT

LA Fire and Police commits $40 mln to Oak, Pelion and Threshold

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 […]

Rebecca Szkutak

Meet Rebecca Szkutak, our new VCJ Reporter

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, private equity

Owl Rock’s direct lending fund shoots past $1 bln target

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 […]

Trevor Clark, Twin Brook Capital Partners, lending, leveraged finance

Twin Brook hauls in record $2.75 bln for Fund III

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 […]