Venture capital

DFJ co-founder Steve Jurvetson leaves firm

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Steve Jurvetson, partner and co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, left the firm.
Uber approves SoftBank multibillion-dollar investment offer

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Uber Technologies Inc. approved SoftBank Group Corp.'s offer to buy a multibillion-dollar stake in the ride-hailing company.

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Maine Public Employees Retirement System's board approved three new commitments totaling up to $115 million.
The haves vs. the haves-not as much
Since 2007, only half of Ivy League endowments added positive returns to their portfolios through manager and security selection.

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Florida State Board of Administration announced new fund commitments totaling $1.075 billion.

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Illinois Teachers approves emerging market debt search, allocates more than $1.3 billion and terminates seven managers.

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Ohio State Teachers' Retirement System made three new commitments totaling up to $250 million.
Commentary: Getting comfortable with seed investing

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Minimal capital and an increased likelihood of success has made starting a tech company an attractive investment for seed-stage specialists.
Commentary: European venture capital – Out of Silicon Valley's shadow

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Europe's venture capital industry continues to expand in scale and depth, reducing Silicon Valley's monopoly on producing "unicorns."

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University of Michigan committed $118 million to four alternative investment fund on behalf on its long-term endowment pool.
Venture cap micro funds on pace for record year

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Venture capital's old guard is under pressure by smaller, specialized competitors that are creating the first institutional relationships with entrepreneurs.
Awash in capital, venture industry seeing fewer exits

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The venture capital industry is being squeezed by a growing liquidity crunch.
Partners Group sees dynamic shifting as key to Asia growth

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Partners Group's Peter Wuffli said his firm's relative-value, multiasset-class capabilities will be key to meeting Asia's growing appetite for private markets.
U.S. venture capital investments remain strong, but flat from previous quarter — report

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Venture capital firms invested $19 billion in 1,206 U.S. portfolio companies in the quarter ended Sept. 30.