The pandemic is rapidly accelerating family offices’ interest in venture. Industry veteran Wendy Craft believes that once they’re in, they will stay.
Europe’s venture and startup ecosystem has made tremendous strides in the past decade, and a record amount of investment has produced a bevy of billion-dollar companies. When will institutional investors buy in?
At a turbulent time for the industry, LP opinions are more important than ever. Here are the charts from Private Equity International’s Perspectives Survey that reveal what they think of today’s major talking points.
Oregon LP makes one of its largest VC commitments in history to Sherpa Venture Capital's debut effort, investing half of the fund target.
LP Seyonne Kang Greenspring Associates
Greenspring Associates joins CalPERS and NY Common in using software developed by Lenox Park Solutions to measure diversity of fund managers and portfolio companies.
Temasek
These investors have poured capital into 1,100 VC funds since 2010 and some like Temasek have helped found and anchor managers.
Dan Malven of 4490 Ventures says VC investing is a game of skill, but it's a lucrative skill. VC firms’ outperformance is much more broadly distributed than previously understood, he argues.
Canada’s largest pension fund with net assets of C$410 billion ($309 billion; €279 billion), has so far made commitments to three Silicon Valley managers. It aims to deploy an initial $1 billion to funds in North America and Europe in early-stage and growth-stage vehicles.
As StepStone looks to expand its VC offering by acquiring Greenspring, the combined firm will make investment decisions by way of a joint investment committee.
Horse Race Betting
The firm's hybrid fund of funds makes primary investments in small emerging managers.
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