Venture capital

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

Texas County & District commits $65 million

Texas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $65 million to one private equity fund and one venture capital fund.

June 05, 2014 | 02:00 pm
CPPIB stands to gain from Alibaba's $20 Billion IPO

CPPIB stands to gain from Alibaba's $20 Billion IPO

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board's first direct investment in China is poised to yield huge rewards with the initial public offering of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

May 30, 2014 | 03:15 pm
Alibaba backer Wellcome Trust looking to sell venture fund stakes

Alibaba backer Wellcome Trust looking to sell venture fund stakes

Wellcome Trust, the world's second-largest medical charity and a backer of the Human Genome Project and Alibaba Group Holding, is looking to sell $750 million in venture capital fund stakes as a...

May 07, 2014 | 03:19 pm

Texas County & District signs up with Chinese venture capital fund

Texas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed $30 million to LC Fund VI.

April 23, 2014 | 02:29 pm

Los Angeles City Employees earmarks up to $65 million total to 2 funds

Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System committed up to $40 million to Vista Equity Partners Fund V.

April 22, 2014 | 04:26 pm

MoneyTree Report: Venture capital investments up for the quarter; deal volume down

U.S. venture capital firms invested $9.5 billion in 951 transactions in the first quarter, with more money in fewer deals than in the fourth quarter of 2013 when venture capital firms spent $8.4...

April 18, 2014 | 04:16 pm
U.S. venture capital investment up 18% in first quarter

U.S. venture capital investment up 18% in first quarter

U.S. venture capital firms invested $10.7 billion in 862 companies in the first quarter, up 18% in capital invested but down 10% in the number of deals from the fourth quarter of 2013 when firms...

April 17, 2014 | 10:55 am