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UTIMCO’s bet on young firms continues to pay off: VCJ

The University of Texas Investment Management Company’s bet on young, emerging venture firms over the past decade or so, including Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and Foundry Group, continues to pay off, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.

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Menlo, Highland, Austin funds’ performance gain in MassPRIM portfolio: VCJ

It is little surprise that funds from Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital top the list of the best performing venture investments at the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board. Less expected are which funds made the greatest progress over the past year in MassPRIM’s venture portfolio.

Freeman Spogli Finally Closes Fund VI, $265M Short Of Target

Freeman Spogli & Co. has finally closed its sixth fund with $735 million in commitments, Partner Bill Wardlaw told sister magazine Buyouts.

The fund fell well short of its $1 billion target. But, said Wardlaw, “given the fundraising environment, we were pleased with what we got.”

There must be some relief and exhaustion on the part of Wardlaw and his colleagues too.

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