Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Mid-life funds benefit from biotech, tech upswings–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 2 hours, 53 minutes ago
Last year was an upbeat one for mid-life venture funds, and the Indiana Public Retirement System’s portfolio is one beneficiary.
Better than two out of three of the money manager’s 16 venture and […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Venture investing continues at fevered pitch in third quarter: study, on the site PE HUB 3 days, 17 hours ago
Venture investing continued at a strong pace in the third quarter with $21 billion dispersed to North American startups and $33.6 billion handed out worldwide, according to a report from PitchBook.
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Venture backed exits remain soft in third quarter with 90 M&A deals and 13 IPOs, on the site PE HUB 3 days, 18 hours ago
Venture-backed exits remained soft in the third quarter with 90 M&A deals and 13 IPOs in the United States, according to a report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association.
Twenty of the 90 deals reported an aggregate deal value of $5.1 billion, which was up 39 percent from the second quarter and marked the strongest…[Read more]
Safe Cash Payment Technologies said it raised $1.12 million from Bialla Ventures, InfoSpace founder Naveen Jain, Vuk Bulajic, Vinh Vo and company founder Chris Kitze. The company is developing a platform to enable […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Valuations are down in Brazil and so is venture activity–VCJ report, on the site PE HUB 6 days, 18 hours ago
Only several years ago, U.S. venture investors rushed to Brazil hoping to catch one of the world’s more promising markets on an upswing.
Oh, how times have changed.
“”There’s definitely been a pull back in investing in general,” said Antoine Colaco, a partner at Valor Capital.
With the Brazilian economy in recession, the flights to Sao…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Angel rounds sizes in Midwest, East Coast and Northwest surge past California: study, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 5 days ago
In an unexpected shift, the size of angels rounds in the Midwest, the Northwest and along the East Coast have surged past those in California, the home to tech centers in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, according […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Early-decade funds still chasing venture’s boom–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 5 days ago
Venture’s recent boom has been well documented and appreciated, but for many early-decade funds, it is still a distant goal.
This is true for the Indiana Public Retirement System’s portfolio, which includes a […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Milner is bullish on e-commerce and Uber, shuns AI alarmism, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 6 days ago
Russian investor Yuri Milner is bullish on Uber, upbeat on e-commerce in the United States and hopeful intelligent robots won’t wrest control of the world from their human creators.
The iconic investor […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Rothenberg to invest $10 mln in virtual reality and related companies, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, The Sequoia secret: hustle and hard work–VCJ report, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Sequoia Capital partners have built a reputation over 43 years for hard work, straight talk and a deep commitment to making portfolio companies successful.
The firm may rethink its investment strategy from time to time, currently turning heightened attention to China and India, but the Sequoia culture doesn’t appear ready to change.
This is…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Three young funds off to fast starts–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Want more evidence of venture’s current golden period? Look no further than the recent vintage funds of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund portfolio.
There you will find three young funds off to […]
Sequoia Capital, in a departure from its Silicon Valley-centric investment strategy of the past, has turned considerable attention to Asia in recent years, hoping to duplicate its U.S. success in the rapidly […]
Syncano closed an extended seed round of $5.5 million that was led by Berger Associates and Amena AS, and joined by Attention Management AS and other investors, the company said.
Syncano is developing an […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Intel Capital on course for active 2015 with $465 mln invested so far, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Intel Capital is having a particularly active 2015 with investments so far of $465 million and at least another $150 million of deals expected before year’s end, according to a blog post.
That represents about […]
dtoll wrote a new post, Buyouts Snapshot: Industry veterans launch secondary advisory shop, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Solomon Owayda and Christine Patrinos have partnered to launch Mozaic Capital, a firm that advises institutional investors on the sale of interests in private equity and related limited partnerships. Selling has become an increasingly popular activity in what is still considered a largely illiquid asset class.
A decade ago investors may have…[Read more]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Mid-life funds lose ground amid venture’s upswing–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Venture’s improving fortunes aren’t evenly distributed. This is clearly the case for mid-life funds in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund portfolio.
More of OPERF’s mid-life funds declined than […]
Sierra Ventures has set out to raise a $150 million 11th fund, according to an SEC filing.
The fund, Sierra Venrtures XI, will be managed by Managing Directors Tim Guleri, Yunbei Yu and Mark Fernandes, according to the filing. The firm’s 2012 10th fund was $145 million, according to Thomson Reuters.
The new filing is available here.
dtoll wrote a new post, Appointed Partners launched to match companies with board members, executives, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Appointed Partners, founded by Marci Nigro, former partner at executive search firm TEG, launched today to help match PE-backed companies and Fortune 1000 companies with board members and other executive talent.
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