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However, the U.S. ranks atop with 14.4 percent historical return that includes data from active and liquidated VC funds, based on 350 active funds
Many venture debt lenders choose to structure themselves as a business development company because the model fits the strategy like a glove. BDCs are required to invest 70 percent of their portfolio into U.S.-based companies that have a market value of less than $250 million, which makes them ideal lenders to early-stage startups. Regulations also […]
Venture debt is nothing new, but it’s become a big fish in the VC pond
The District of Columbia Retirement Board is the latest public pension fund to commit to Updata Partners‘ Fund VI. The U.S. capital-based pension fund announced a $40 million commitment to the fund in documents from its Sept. 19 board meeting. Updata Partners VI is a growth equity fund focused on making investments in software and […]
More than half of small and mid-market businesses couldn’t remain profitable one month after a cyberattack. No, we’re not talking about mom-and-pop shops or family-owned restaurants, but middle-market companies, which make up 97 percent of U.S. businesses, according to a report by the Better Business Bureau.  The cybersecurity business is $200 billion in size, but […]
The Maryland State Retirement and Pension System confirmed three recent venture commitments totaling more than $170 million. The Baltimore-based pension fund recently committed $35 million to .406 Ventures IV, $35 million to .406 Opportunities Fund II and $100 million to Tiger Iron Old Line Fund II. Point 406 Ventures Fund IV was launched in March […]
The Q1 report puts Trinity Ventures' four-year-old 12th fund as the top performer across its alternative asset classes.
After years of climbing rapidly, valuation growth started to cool down in the first half of 2019, in a market that remains incredibly active. A PitchBook report published on Aug. 19 showed that numbers from H1 2019 point to a stabilization of valuations. This slowdown comes as the market’s deal count has also been on […]
Brexit who? The United Kingdom continues to trailblaze the European VC market in regards to deal count and the amount of invested capital. The U.K. clocked a 99.8 percent year-over-year growth rate from H1 2018 to H1 2019 regarding the volume of invested capital, according to a report released by Refinitiv. More than €4.25 billion […]
The venture capital community in Benelux is headed in the right direction to potentially break records this year. More than €894 million ($988 million) has already been invested into the three-country region through July of this year, according to a recent report from PitchBook. The activity is already close to surpassing the €1 billion median […]

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