Venture capital

IPOs off to slow start

After several years of robust initial public offering activity in the U.S., stock market uncertainty has pinched offerings so far this year.

March 21, 2016 | 12:01 am

Contra Costa County sets $75 million for Adams Street venture capital fund of funds

Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association committed $75 million to Adams Street Venture Innovation Fund, a venture capital fund of funds managed by Adams Street Partners.

March 10, 2016 | 12:17 pm

Lightspeed Venture Partners closes 2 funds with $1.2 billion in commitments

Lightspeed Venture Partners closed Lightspeed Venture Partners XI and Lightspeed Venture Partners Select II at $715 million and $500 million, surpassing their fundraising targets of $600 million and...

March 10, 2016 | 03:21 pm

Texas County & District slates $12.5 million for venture capital fund

Texas County & District Retirement System committed $12.5 million to Spark Capital V.

March 10, 2016 | 12:04 pm

San Francisco City & County Employees sets $136 million for 2 funds

The $20 billion San Francisco City & County Employees’ Retirement System committed up to $100 million to Advent Global Private Equity Fund VIII, managed by Advent International.

March 08, 2016 | 02:49 pm

Texas County & District sets $35 million for 2 Lightspeed Venture funds

Texas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $35 million to two venture capital funds managed by Lightspeed Venture Partners.

March 07, 2016 | 01:26 pm

Texas County & District slates $40 million for venture capital fund

Texas County & District Retirement System committed $40 million to Technology Crossover Ventures IX.

February 23, 2016 | 01:19 pm

San Francisco City & County commits $150 million to 2 funds

San Francisco City & County Employees’ Retirement System committed up to $125 million to Hillhouse Fund III, a private equity fund managed by Hillhouse Capital Management.

February 10, 2016 | 03:09 pm
Growth rates of alt investments fall off for year

Growth rates of alt investments fall off for year

Alternative investment asset growth slowed, stalled and in some asset classes reversed in the year ended Sept. 30, Pensions & Investments' annual survey of the largest U.S. retirement plans...

February 08, 2016
Venture capital investments could be victim of own success

Venture capital investments could be victim of own success

Venture capital has, for many endowments, been the best performing asset class in recent years.

February 08, 2016

Texas County & District sets $30 million for venture capital fund

Texas County & District Retirement System committed $30 million to DFJ Venture XII, a venture capital fund managed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

February 03, 2016 | 11:38 am