Mark Boslet wrote a new post, General Fusion, GaN Systems, Enbala raise new rounds, on the site PE HUB 20 hours, 58 minutes ago
General Fusion, GaN Systems and Enbala Power Networks raised new money, according to a release from investor Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital.
General Fusion raised $22 million in a round led by Khazanah […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker on today’s valuation boom, on the site PE HUB 1 day, 22 hours ago
Mary Meeker is a growth investor at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a board member at Lending Club and DocuSign and a former Wall Street analyst with a 19-year stint at Morgan Stanley.
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, SV Life to raise $400 mln fund, Walden Riverwood looks toward $325 mln second fund, on the site PE HUB 2 days, 2 hours ago
When it comes to the opportunity funds, one size doesn’t fit all.
Some funds accompany a single core early-stage fund and support a small handful of portfolio winners. Others seek a broader mandate of new […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Secondary market strategy works well for Houston pension–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 2 days, 12 hours ago
Houston’s firefighters have been a steady buyer of secondary funds over the past 13 years and rewarded well for the effort.
Their portfolio is dominated by large funds, and half of the holdings have IRRs in the […]
Social+Capital Partnership announced earlier this year it was raising a $450 million third fund. Apparently it closed the fund, but at $600 million instead.
The news was reported last week by Fortune.
The new fund is a big step up from the firm’s $325 million second fund dating to 2013. The firm was founded by former Facebook executive…[Read more]
Ev Williams’ Obvious Ventures has raised $123.5 million for its inaugural fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The exact amount raised is actually $123,456,789.
The firm, co-founded by Twitter’s Williams, […]
Put five top venture capitalists in a room and you’re likely to get a healthy dose of theories on what the future will bring.
This was true Thursday evening when five practitioners of the startup business […]
Ignition Partners has closed a $200 million sixth fund with a determination to stick with its “boutique” style of Series A enterprise-focused software investing.
The firm said the new fund was $100 million […]
David Lee has left SV Angel, the seed fund he joined eight years ago and ran alongside angel Ron Conway. No explanation for the departure was readily available.
Lee, formerly at Baseline Ventures and Google, […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Houston pension’s FoF strategy brings mixed results–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 3 days ago
Houston’s firefighters rely almost exclusively on a venture fund-of-funds strategy and not always with terrific results.
A pair of large Portfolio Advisors funds has delivered acceptable returns. Others […]
Angel investors pulled back a bit in 2014 with fewer dollars going to U.S. startups.
Investments still added up to a healthy $24.1 billion, but were down 2.8 percent from 2013, according to the Center for […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Median pre-money valuations fall in A and C rounds in the first quarter, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 2 days ago
For several years, it seems, venture valuations and round sizes have been on a steady march upward. Here is some data running in the opposite direction.
The law firm Cooley in its quarterly deal analysis found […]
True Ventures says it plans to raise a $175 million select fund, according to an SEC filing. The fund – True Ventures Select 1 – would be the firm’s first select fund, No first close has taken place, the document […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Bubble-era funds make small gains in Pennsylvania portfolio–VCJ fund performance report, on the site PE HUB 2 weeks, 3 days ago
By the time a venture fund is 10, 12 or even 15 years old, its internal rate of return is typically set in stone. The fund may make small gains here and there, but a large shift up or down isn’t likely.
This is […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Unicorn deals offer venture investors plenty of downside protection, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Big money unicorn financings seem profligate to many outsiders and to an increasing number of venture capitalists, but investors placing tens of millions of dollars with these fast growing companies have significant downside protection on their money.
Unicorn deals, with their billion-dollar-plus valuations, are the talk of the venture business…[Read more]
Rethink Education has set out to raise a $125 million second fund, according to a filing with the SEC.
The new fund, Rethink Education II, would be a big step up from the firm’s first fund in 2012. That fund […]
An investment portfolio with a late-stage bias often trades off risk for consistent performance.
But inconsistency seems to best describe the results of venture investments at one Pennsylvania pension fund. […]
Mark Boslet wrote a new post, Silicon Valley venture capital confidence index falls slightly in first quarter, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 3 days ago
The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index fell slightly in the first quarter of the year as venture capitalists become increasingly alarmed by the high valuations given to some portfolio companies. […]
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