Venture capital

Connecticut picks 3 semifinalists for private investment fund consulting services

Connecticut Treasurer Denise L. Nappier presented three semifinalists to provide private investment fund consulting services to the $29.5 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds at the...

May 13, 2015 | 03:27 pm

Arlington County puts $15 million in Franklin Park venture capital fund of funds

Arlington County (Va.) Employees’ Retirement System committed $15 million to Franklin Park 2015 Venture Series.

May 06, 2015 | 03:29 pm
Andreessen Horowitz co-founder: Venture capital not in a bubble

Andreessen Horowitz co-founder: Venture capital not in a bubble

Venture capital investments as a whole are not in a bubble, said Ben Horowitz, co-founder and partner at Andreessen Horowitz, in a one-on-one conversation with Kara Swisher, co-CEO at Revere Digital...

April 28, 2015 | 03:54 pm
Managers not diversifying fast enough from ‘pale, male and stale’ — CalSTRS’ Ailman

Managers not diversifying fast enough from ‘pale, male and stale’ — CalSTRS’ Ailman

Less than 5% of venture capital general partners are women, a percentage that has lingered over the past 20 years, said Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia, who moderated a sparsely attended panel titled...

April 28, 2015 | 02:55 pm

Venture capital activity dips but records highest Q1 investments since 2000

Venture capital firms invested $13.4 billion in 1,020 transactions in the first quarter, down 10% in dollars and 8% in number of deals from the fourth quarter, when venture firms invested $14.9...

April 17, 2015 | 12:01 am
Largest VC funds raised in Q1

Largest VC funds raised in Q1

Fifty-six U.S. venture capital funds raised a total of $8.1 billion in the first quarter, down 2.3% from the previous quarter and down 22.1% from the year-earlier quarter.

April 16, 2015 | 03:59 pm

Apax Partners said to ready IPO in drive for permanent funds

Apax Partners, one of Europe's largest private equity firms, is readying an initial public offering that would widen investors' access to its funds, people with knowledge of the matter said.

April 10, 2015 | 01:11 pm

Texas Teachers commits $470 million to 5 funds

Texas Teacher Retirement System committed about $470 million total to five funds in March.

April 02, 2015 | 04:05 pm
Private equity- and venture capital-backed IPOs down in Q1

Private equity- and venture capital-backed IPOs down in Q1

Proceeds from U.S. private equity and venture capital initial public offerings were down 81% and 59%, respectively, from the first quarter a year ago. In its quarterly IPO review, Renaissance Capital ...

April 01, 2015 | 11:08 am

N.Y. State Common commits additional $30 million to in-state venture capital

New York State Common Retirement Fund made an additional $30 million commitment to Primary Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, to invest in companies within the state.

March 30, 2015 | 01:27 pm
Kleiner Perkins wins in gender discrimination case

Kleiner Perkins wins in gender discrimination case

A jury rejected Ellen Pao's claims of gender discrimination by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in a case that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks.

March 27, 2015 | 06:07 pm
Exits to strategic buyers up 13% in 2014

Exits to strategic buyers up 13% in 2014

Corporate buyers snapped up 715 private equity portfolio companies in 2014 – 13% more than the prior year, according to Bain & Co.'s 2015 global private equity report, released Thursday.

March 19, 2015 | 03:58 pm

Louisiana Teachers slates $225 million for 3 funds

Louisiana Teachers' Retirement System made three new commitments totaling up to $225 million.

March 06, 2015 | 04:24 pm

Arizona Public Safety commits $130 million to 3 managers

Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, Phoenix, made up to $110 million in new commitments and co-investments plus a follow-on commitment of up to $20 million.

March 04, 2015 | 01:02 pm

Rhode Island commits $15 million to venture capital fund of funds

Rhode Island State Investment Commission committed up to $15 million to Industry Ventures Partnership Holdings III-C, a sidecar fund.

February 26, 2015 | 03:32 pm