The pandemic is rapidly accelerating family offices’ interest in venture. Industry veteran Wendy Craft believes that once they’re in, they will stay.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Horse Race Betting
The firm's hybrid fund of funds makes primary investments in small emerging managers.
Temasek
These investors have poured capital into 1,100 VC funds since 2010 and some like Temasek have helped found and anchor managers.
VCJ LP roundtable
Six venture-investing LPs share their views in a virtual roundtable on the impact of covid-19, communications, due diligence, diversity and healthtech.
LPs also discuss liquidity concerns and the denominator effect amid the pandemic and the economic slowdown.
Monica Adractas, head of venture capital funds, gives an exclusive tour of the Canadian pension investor’s $1bn program.
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