Venture capital

Dark-pool operator IEX Group raises $75 million round of funding

Dark-pool operator IEX Group raises $75 million round of funding

IEX Group has completed a $75 million round of funding led by boutique venture capital firm Spark Capital.

September 03, 2014 | 12:56 pm
CalPERS commits $4.5 billion to private equity across 17 opportunities in FY 2014

CalPERS commits $4.5 billion to private equity across 17 opportunities in FY 2014

CalPERS committed $4.47 billion to 12 private equity funds and five co-investment opportunities in the fiscal year ended June 30.

August 26, 2014 | 07:00 am

Texas County & District commits $17 million to venture capital fund

Texas County & District Retirement System committed $17 million to OpenView Venture Partners IV, a venture capital fund that invests in technology, software and Internet companies.

August 26, 2014 | 02:56 pm
Cambridge Associates: Global developed private equity lags public counterpart, while emerging markets PE outperforms public markets in 2013

Cambridge Associates: Global developed private equity lags public counterpart, while emerging markets PE outperforms public markets in 2013

Private equity and venture capital firms that invest primarily in developed markets outside the United States returned 16.3% in 2013, as measured by the Cambridge Associates LLC Global ex-U.S....

August 18, 2014 | 02:29 pm

PennPSERS earmarks $800 million for 5 funds

Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System committed or invested a total of $800 million to five alternatives funds.

August 12, 2014 | 12:34 pm
Venture capital returns 4.9% in first quarter of 2014

Venture capital returns 4.9% in first quarter of 2014

Venture capital returned 4.9% in the three months ended March 31, as measured by the Cambridge Associates Venture Capital index. The index outpaced the Russell 2000 by 380 basis points and the large-...

July 31, 2014 | 04:00 pm
NYSTRS private equity returns by strategy

NYSTRS private equity returns by strategy

New York State Teachers' Retirement System reported this week its assets increased 12.8% for the fiscal year ended June 30.

July 25, 2014 | 03:42 pm
Canaan Partners turns pun into fun

Canaan Partners turns pun into fun

What do private equity executives do when their 27-year old firm is misunderstood? If the firm is Canaan Partners, you let it go to the dogs.

July 21, 2014

Venture capital investments leap in 2nd quarter — 2 reports

U.S. venture capital firms invested $13 billion in 1,114 deals in the second quarter, a 34% increase in capital invested from the first quarter and up 81% from the second quarter of 2013, The...

July 18, 2014 | 02:04 pm

HarbourVest adds real assets principal

Michael Dean joined HarbourVest Partners, an alternative investment firm that invests on the secondary market, as a principal focusing on real assets, said Laura Thaxter, principal,...

July 18, 2014 | 03:01 pm
Largest venture capital funds raised in Q2

Largest venture capital funds raised in Q2

Seventy-six U.S. venture capital funds closed on $7.4 billion during the second quarter of 2014, according to Dow Jones VentureSource's latest report released Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | 11:11 am
First SEC case on pay-to-play sends a message

First SEC case on pay-to-play sends a message

The first enforcement case brought under the SEC's pay-to-play rules has increased awareness of the extent of the regulations, and their impact on managers and investors.

July 07, 2014

Rhode Island commits to venture capital fund of funds

Rhode Island State Investment Commission committed up to $25 million to Industry Ventures Partnership Holdings III, a fund of funds that invests in venture partnerships and early...

June 27, 2014 | 03:00 pm
SEC settles first case under pay-to-play rules

SEC settles first case under pay-to-play rules

TL Ventures Inc. will pay $300,000 to settle “pay-to-play” charges announced Friday by the SEC.

June 20, 2014 | 02:26 pm
The growing investment melting pot

The growing investment melting pot

The increasingly blurry lines between alternative investment classes — as well as between those investments and traditional stocks and bonds — have some managers predicting the term...

June 09, 2014