Internet Enthusiasm Pushes Venture Investing to a Three-Year High

By Mark Boslet — 5 years ago

Venture capital investments rose to a three-year high in the second quarter, as GPs angled to capitalize on public market enthusiasm for companies such as LinkedIn, according to the MoneyTree Report. Internet-related investments attracted almost a third of total dollars invested in the quarter and represented the most money put in the sector since the […]

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Venture Firms Win Favorable SEC Decision On Fund Registration

By Mark Boslet — 5 years ago

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a definition of the venture capital industry that will permit VCs to operate largely as they currently do, a decision some GPs are calling a victory for the asset class. Details of the decision have yet to be released, and are expected in the next few days. However, the […]

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Mr. Heesen Goes to Washington

By Jonathan Marino — 5 years ago

At some point between now and the end of the second quarter, the Securities and Exchange Commission will provide its definition of venture capital firms for the purposes of their classification under and–hopefully for the industry–exemption from the Dodd Frank Act. When it happens, National Venture Capital Association President Mark Heesen will be prepared. Heesen […]

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Survey Says: Upswing in VC Investing in New Year

By Mark Boslet — 5 years ago

A majority of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs see an upswing in venture investing next year along with a better environment for technology IPOs and acquisitions. But VCs are cautious about their ability to raise new funds and about cleantech in general, according to a survey released Tuesday by the National Venture Capital Association and Dow […]

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Little to Celebrate with Uptick in Q3 Fund-Raising

By Mark Boslet — 5 years ago

It was easy to try to put a brave face on this morning’s venture fund-raising figures. The third quarter money hunt brought $3 billion to 51 45 U.S.-based venture funds, according to the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters (publisher of his blog). That was a 40 percent increase from the second quarter and a …

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