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Canaan Partners turns pun into fun
trueWhat 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.
HarbourVest adds real assets principal
trueMichael 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, in an e-mail.
Venture capital investments leap in 2nd quarter — 2 reports
trueU.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 MoneyTree Report shows.
Largest venture capital funds raised in Q2
trueSeventy-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.
First SEC case on pay-to-play sends a message
trueThe 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.
Rhode Island commits to venture capital fund of funds
trueRhode 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 secondary sales of venture capital funds.
SEC settles first case under pay-to-play rules
trueTL Ventures Inc. will pay $300,000 to settle “pay-to-play” charges announced Friday by the SEC.
The growing investment melting pot
trueThe increasingly blurry lines between alternative investment classes — as well as between those investments and traditional stocks and bonds — have some managers predicting the term “alternative investments” will no longer exist.
Texas County & District commits $65 million
trueTexas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $65 million to one private equity fund and one venture capital fund.
CPPIB stands to gain from Alibaba's $20 Billion IPO
trueCanada 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.
Alibaba backer Wellcome Trust looking to sell venture fund stakes
trueWellcome 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 resurgence of interest in the asset class lifts prices.
Texas County & District signs up with Chinese venture capital fund
trueTexas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed $30 million to LC Fund VI.
MoneyTree Report: Venture capital investments up for the quarter; deal volume down
trueU.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 billion in 1,112 deals, according to the MoneyTree Report from the National Venture Capital Association ...
U.S. venture capital investment up 18% in first quarter
trueU.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 invested $9.1 billion in 956 companies.
Venture capital fundraising skyrockets in first quarter
trueVenture 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 than double the $4.4 billion raised in the first quarter of last year for 48 funds, according to data ...