Scale Venture Partners’ Kate Mitchell rejoins NVCA board of directors

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Kate Mitchell, co-founder and partner of Scale Venture Partners, has rejoined NVCA’s board as a director. Previously, Mitchell joined the board as a director in 2007 and then later served as a chairman from 2010 to 2011. Her current term will expire in 2016. Mitchell’s appointment comes after Silver Lake Kraftwerk’Adam Grosser’s resignation from the board. 


VC-Backed IPOs Show Improvement in Q2 – NVCA Report

By Lawrence Aragon — 2 years ago

Twenty-one venture-backed IPOs raised $2.2 billion during the second quarter, more than double the volume and dollars compared to the first quarter of this year, according to a report by the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB). Year to date, 29 VC-backed companies have gone public, raising about $2.9 billion. That compares to 29 VC-backed companies that raised $18.8 billion via initial public offerings in the first two quarters of last year.


Life Sciences Venture Capital Investing Posts Gains in Q3

By Connie Loizos — 3 years ago

Venture capital funding in the life sciences sector, which includes the biotechnology and medical device industries, gained in Q3 in terms of dollars compared to the second quarter of 2012. But the sector still trended downward for the year, according to a new PwC US report that includes data from the PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters.


Trending Downward: VC Fundraising Continues to Slide in 2011 Q3

By Jonathan Marino — 4 years ago

Really, it isn’t any wonder. Venture capital’s fundraising scene is all of a sudden totally crappy again. And it’s not just as bad as it was during the recession’s nadir—it’s even worse. We can’t say we didn’t see it coming. A paltry $1.72 billion was raised by GPs in the third quarter of 2011, which […]


John Backus: Dispelling Entrepreneur and VC Myths

By John Backus — 4 years ago

Since my last post debunking the five alleged myths of entrepreneurs triggered more than a few comments and thoughtful reactions, I wanted to respond collectively to them. First let’s start out with venture capital performance as an asset class. Over the last ten years, it has been terrible. On an absolute basis the returns are […]