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  1. 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.

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  1. Tennessee Consolidated commits to 3 venture capital funds

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

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  2. LACERA earmarks $100 million for GGV Capital

    trueLos Angeles County Employees’ Retirement Association, Pasadena, Calif., committed up to $100 million to venture capital fund GGV Capital V, wrote David Kushner, chief investment officer, in an e-mail.

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  3. Surprise! You invested in bitcoin

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

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  4. New OMERS Ventures exec stays on track

    trueOMERS 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 this month.

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  5. Texas County & District moves with Lightspeed

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

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

    truePrivate 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 public markets, according to data released Wednesday by Cambridge Associates.

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  7. New managing director joins OMERS Ventures

    trueKent 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.

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

    trueGreg 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 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation that is focused on seed and early stage investments primarily in Wisconsin ...

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  9. Illinois Teachers makes nearly $1.5 billion in commitments

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

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  10. Massachusetts Housing hunts for venture capital manager

    trueMassachusetts 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,.

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  11. Texas County & District lassos $30 million for DFJ fund

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

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  12. Cambridge: Venture capital returns notch 6.5% in Q3

    trueVenture 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.

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  13. SEC charges Camelot managing director with stealing $9 million from investors

    trueThe SEC on Thursday charged Lawrence E. Penn III, managing director at The Camelot Group, with stealing $9 million from investors in Camelot Acquisitions Secondary Opportunities, a venture capital fund, according to a news release from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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