The volume of venture-backed initial public offerings slowed in the third quarter from the prior quarter, while acquisitions with disclosed dollar amounts came in higher.
For limited partners, particularly those representing public pensions, it’s crucial to avoid any appearance of impropriety.
Generally, that means refusing lavish gifts or all-expense-paid trips from general […]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, USVP raising new fund for first time in six years: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 6 months, 4 weeks ago
It’s been a long time coming. But finally, U.S. Venture Partners is raising a new fund.
The Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm, which closed its last fund in 2008, is seeking $275 million for a planned Fund XI, […]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, Growing appetite for VC helps Industry Ventures blow past target for third FoF, on the site PE HUB 6 months, 4 weeks ago
Industry Ventures has closed its third venture capital fund-of-funds with $170 million in committed capital.
The new fund, Industry Ventures Partnership Holdings III, will invest primarily in early stage technology venture funds that are raising no more than $250 million. Industry also plans to use about 20 percent of capital for direct…[Read more]
Joanna Glasner commented on the post, Andreessen goes on epic tweet storm, advises tech community to “worry”, on the site PE HUB 7 months agoIn reply to: View
Seems a little hypocritical for the VCs responsible for giving startups these huge cash infusions to then raise alarm bells about them spending the money.
There’s something to be said for sticking with a job. It certainly has worked out for Jim Breyer, who joined Accel Partners as a newly minted MBA graduate in 1987.
It was a good call, reports affiliate publication Venture Capital Journal, which has named Breyer the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented at the…[Read more]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, Golub Capital expands late stage lending, opens San Fran office, on the site PE HUB 7 months, 1 week ago
Technology lender Golub Capital is expanding its late stage lending platform with the addition of two investment directors and the opening of a new San Francisco office. The full announcement is below.
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, Avelas Biosciences Extends Series B Financing to $7.4 Million, on the site PE HUB 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Avelas Biosciences, an in vivo cancer diagnostic company for oncologic surgeries, announced that it has closed on the second tranche of its Series B financing bringing the total funds raised in the round to $7.4 […]
Firm partners declined to comment on the filing. San Francisco-based Darwin raised its prior fund, a $94 million vehicle, in 2008. The firm raised its first fund in 2004,…[Read more]
Venture firm DCM is seeking to raise $170 million for a dedicated China fund, according to a regulatory filing.
The filing for the fund, DCM Ventures China Turbo Fund, lists two directors: David Chao, DCM’s […]
Synthetic biology, which uses engineered gene sequences to create new biological systems and devices, used to be a subject for futurists and sci-fi writers.
In the last few years, however, applications of […]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, Juno shows life science startups can be unicorns, too: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 7 months, 4 weeks ago
Internet startups can become viral sensations overnight and attract huge sums of venture capital.
Life science startups, on the other hand, take years just to launch trials, and there’s always a shortage of willing investors.
That’s long been the mainstream views of funding patterns for the venture capital industry’s two largest investment…[Read more]
Listen up. This has been an unusually active period for venture-backed developers of treatments for ear ailments and hearing loss.
In the first half of August, two VC-funded companies developing treatments for […]
When venture capitalists talk about security investments, they’re usually referring to cyberspace.
Lately, however, early-stage VCs have also actively invested in the brick-and-mortar world of home […]
Summation Health Ventures, a Southern California venture firm founded by two large regional healthcare providers, has raised $20 million for a new fund, according to a securities filing.
The firm describes […]
Startup founders have long turned to banks for loans and second mortgages to fund their first months of operation. But when it comes time to scale, they look elsewhere for funding.
For fintech entrepreneurs, […]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, Bubble-era funds prove a value investment for secondaries, on the site PE HUB 8 months, 4 weeks ago
For most limited partners, dot-com, bubble-era venture funds aren’t an investment that warrants much bragging.
But recently, one group has done quite well with the asset class. Secondary investors who bought stakes over the past few years in bubble-era venture funds are seeing some nice gains.
In the first half of the year, stakes in…[Read more]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, So Cal early-stage firm CrossCut seeks $50 mln – filing, on the site PE HUB 8 months, 4 weeks ago
CrossCut Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm based in Venice, Calif., is seeking $50 million for a planned third fund, according to a securities filing.
The firm invests primarily in the consumer Internet, business software and mobile sectors, with a focus in Southern California. Partners declined comment on the new fund filing for the…[Read more]
Joanna Glasner wrote a new post, Report lists most consistently performing VCs and buyout firms, on the site PE HUB 9 months ago
Which venture capital and buyout firms have a history of providing the most consistent returns?
According to a new report from investment data provider Preqin, five VCs stand out. They are: Sequoia Capital, […]
Joanna Glasner commented on the post, Proof that Silicon Valley is in a venture capital bubble: VCJ, on the site PE HUB 9 months agoIn reply to: View
One can certainly make a reasonable argument that we’ve entered bubble territory. However, I think the analysis needs to address the extent to which the largest amounts of funding are going into big, later stage rounds — essentially the idea that Series D is the new IPO. In the 1999-2000 bubble, companies that could exit via IPO or M&A were not…[Read more]
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