Venture capital

Forecasting capital calls proves challenging for pension funds

Forecasting capital calls proves challenging for pension funds

A CalPERS-sponsored study on treasury management finds that only 38% of pension funds responding said they are confident in their ability to accurately forecast cash needs for private investments...

January 15, 2015 | 02:08 pm
VC fundraising up 69% in 2014

VC fundraising up 69% in 2014

Venture capital firms raised $29.8 billion from 254 funds during 2014, according to data released Monday by the National Venture Capital Association. The aggregate amount raised was a 68.6% increase...

January 13, 2015 | 03:24 pm

Arapahoe County Retirement mulls venture capital commitment, redeems PIMCO investment

Arapahoe County Retirement Plan is considering a $3 million commitment to a venture capital fund of funds.

December 22, 2014 | 01:24 pm

Private equity investors could see more cash back, better returns

Private equity managers are more likely to sell than buy in 2015. This should give investors more cash in their pockets from the expected distributions from these sales. These distributions of...

December 22, 2014

Louisiana Municipal picks fund for in-state venture capital investments

Louisiana Municipal Employees’ Retirement System committed $2 million to venture capital fund The Louisiana Fund II.

December 17, 2014 | 11:49 am

Private equity, venture capital returns outpace public equities in first 6 months — report

U.S. private equity and venture capital funds outperformed public equity in the first half of 2014, said a report from Cambridge Associates.

December 11, 2014 | 03:52 pm

NZ Super invests US$60 million in alternative energy firm LanzaTech

The NZ$27.1 billion (US$20.8 billion) New Zealand Superannuation Fund invested US$60 million in Chicago-based LanzaTech, a private gas fermentation technology company.

December 09, 2014 | 11:20 am

University of Michigan pledges $60 million to 3 funds

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, committed a total of $60 million to three alternative investment funds.

November 21, 2014 | 02:42 pm

Colorado Fire & Police picks Prudential for unconstrained bonds

Colorado Fire & Police Pension Association hired Prudential Investment Management to run $155 million in unconstrained fixed income.

November 12, 2014 | 01:37 pm
International private equity indexes outpace public counterparts in Q1

International private equity indexes outpace public counterparts in Q1

During the first quarter of 2014, the Cambridge Associates Global ex-U.S. Developed Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital index gained 3.4%, outperforming the MSCI World ex-U.S. by 245 basis...

November 05, 2014 | 04:23 pm
Natural resources, venture capital help fuel University of Michigan returns in 2014

Natural resources, venture capital help fuel University of Michigan returns in 2014

University of Michigan's endowment returned 18.8% in the year ended June 30. While returns were fueled largely by public equities (its largest allocation), the end6owment's natural resources and...

October 21, 2014 | 03:58 pm
Venture capital activity down in 3rd quarter, up from 2013 — reports

Venture capital activity down in 3rd quarter, up from 2013 — reports

Venture capital firms invested $9.9 billion in 1,023 deals in the third quarter of 2014, down 9% in number of deals and down 27% in dollars from $13.5 billion invested in 1,129 deals in the second...

October 20, 2014 | 12:13 pm
Largest U.S. venture capital deals in Q3

Largest U.S. venture capital deals in Q3

Vice Media Inc. topped the list of largest U.S. venture capital investments during the third quarter of 2014. The firm raised $500 million in the third quarter – half from Technology Crossover...

October 20, 2014 | 03:45 pm

University of Michigan earmarks $102 million; returns 18.8% in FY

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, committed a total of $101.8 million to five alternative investment funds and one co-investment opportunity, and also reported its fiscal year returns.

October 17, 2014 | 02:51 pm
Largest venture capital funds raised in Q3

Largest venture capital funds raised in Q3

Eighty-one U.S. venture capital funds raised $6.5 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.

October 16, 2014 | 10:23 am