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San Francisco City & County sets $30 million for venture capital
trueThe $20 billion San Francisco City & County Employees’ Retirement System committed up to $30 million to Trinity Ventures XII.
Unicorn market frothy, but differs from 1999
trueThe growing number of large startup companies in the U.S. and around the globe is reminding some industry executives of 1999 in the buildup to the spectacular burst of the Internet bubble.
Some unicorns not as pretty as once promised
trueSome of the unicorns prancing through investors' portfolios are worth less as public companies than when the investments were made, meaning paper profits could turn into real losses, industry insiders say.
Private equity index rises 3.8% in Q2; venture capital index gains 6.7%
trueThe Cambridge Associates U.S. Private Equity index returned 3.77% in the second quarter, bringing the one-year return for the index to 8.78% through June.
VC podcasts aim to show tender side of industry
trueVenture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has embarked on a digital teach-in, with a new set of podcasts designed to provide entrepreneurs, investors and others insight into the kindler, gentler, helpful side of venture capital.
Venture capital investment continues torrid pace in third quarter
trueVenture capital firms invested $47.2 billion in the first three quarters of the year, more than the full-year totals for 17 of the past 20 years, said the third-quarter MoneyTree Report, by the National Venture Capital Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers, based on data from Thomson Reuters.
Largest venture capital funds raised in Q3
trueDeerfield Management's Deerfield Healthcare Innovations Fund was the largest venture capital fund closed in the third quarter, according to data from Dow Jones VentureSource.
Global IPO market grinds to halt in Q3
trueDuring the third quarter, the global initial public offering market had its slowest issuance since the first quarter of 2012.
First State Super, Hostplus commit to Blackbird venture capital funds
trueFirst State Super and Hostplus Super committed A$110 million ($79 million) and A$35 million, respectively, to funds being raised by Australian venture capital manager Blackbird Ventures for investment in technology startups.
Texas County & District commits $85 million to private equity, venture capital funds
trueTexas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $85 million to two private funds managed by Summit Partners, said a transaction report on the $24.6 billion pension fund's website.
Texas County & District sets $50 million for China venture capital fund
trueTexas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed $50 million to IDG China Capital Fund III.
CalPERS' co-investments top private equity performance over long term
trueBy investment structure, co-investments/direct investments had the highest 10-year returns in CalPERS’ private equity portfolio. Through June 30, co-investments had an annualized 10-year return of 16.5%, according to the pension fund’s semiannual private equity performance report, prepared by ...
U.S. private equity and venture capital benchmarks post double-digit gains in 2014
trueCambridge Associates’ U.S. Private Equity index and U.S. Venture Capital index gained 11.2% and 21.5%, respectively, in 2014.
Baton Rouge commits to Top Tier Capital fund of funds
trueBaton Rouge (La.) & Parish of East Baton Rouge Employees’ Retirement System committed $12.5 million to Top Tier Venture Velocity Fund, a venture capital fund of funds.
Colorado Fire & Police commits $45 million to alternatives funds
trueColorado Fire & Police Pension Association made $45 million total in alternatives commitments.