Venture capital

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

Venture capital fundraising skyrockets in first quarter

Venture capital funds raised $8.9 billion in new commitments for 58 funds in the first quarter, surpassing the amount of capital raised in the fourth quarter of $4.9 billion for 53 funds and more...

April 14, 2014 | 05:16 pm

Tennessee Consolidated commits to 3 venture capital funds

Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System made three new venture capital commitments totaling $51.7 million.

April 14, 2014 | 02:11 pm

LACERA earmarks $100 million for GGV Capital

Los Angeles County Employees’ Retirement Association, Pasadena, Calif., committed up to $100 million to venture capital fund GGV Capital V, wrote David Kushner, chief...

April 11, 2014 | 04:06 pm
Surprise! You invested in bitcoin

Surprise! You invested in bitcoin

Institutional investors are not huge fans of bitcoin, but some have exposure to the digital currency without necessarily knowing it.

March 17, 2014

New OMERS Ventures exec stays on track

OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of the C$65.1 billion (US$58.7 billion) Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, picked up a world-class athlete when it hired a new managing director...

March 17, 2014

Texas County & District moves with Lightspeed

Texas County & District Retirement System, Austin, made two commitments totaling $35 million to venture capital funds.

March 13, 2014 | 01:57 pm

Private equity and venture capital top 15% for yearly returns, trail public markets

Private equity returned 5.1% for the quarter and 17.2% for the year ended Sept. 30, while venture capital earned 6.5% and 15.1%, respectively, during the same time periods, mostly underperforming the ...

March 05, 2014 | 04:06 pm

New managing director joins OMERS Ventures

Kent Thexton was named managing director at OMERS Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of the C$65.1 billion (US$58.9 billion) Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System.

March 05, 2014 | 03:48 pm

Wisconsin state board, alumni group hire general partner to lead venture capital fund

Greg Robinson was named general partner of 4490 Ventures, a newly formed venture capital fund created by the $101.3 billion State of Wisconsin Investment Board and the $2.5 billion...

March 05, 2014 | 03:28 pm

Illinois Teachers makes nearly $1.5 billion in commitments

Illinois Teachers' Retirement System, Springfield, committed $1 billion total to five managers and allocated an additional $450 million total to four existing managers.

February 21, 2014 | 02:26 pm

Massachusetts Housing hunts for venture capital manager

Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency Employees' Retirement System is searching for a manager to run $1 million to $2 million in a private equity venture capital strategy,.

February 19, 2014 | 02:55 pm

Texas County & District lassos $30 million for DFJ fund

Texas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed $30 million to DFJ Venture XI, an early-state venture capital fund managed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, confirmed...

February 06, 2014 | 04:16 pm

Cambridge: Venture capital returns notch 6.5% in Q3

Venture capital returns earned 6.5% for the quarter and 15.1% for the year ended Sept. 30, according to the Cambridge Associates LLC U.S. Venture Capital index released Monday.

February 03, 2014 | 04:06 pm