The Thomson Reuters Post-Venture Capital Index (PVCI) is a market-valued index that measures the performance of public stocks of companies that have received financing from a U.S. venture capital firm or buyouts limited partnership prior to going public. The index, which was comprised of 439 companies as of July 30, seeks to track the universe of venture-backed stocks from the point of going public until publicly traded for 10 years.
Companies remain in the index for 10 years from the IPO date or until price data is no longer available, they are acquired or removed from a publicly traded exchange. The index is calculated daily and does not take into account dividends. It began in January 1986 with an initialized index value of 100.
The index stood at 662.34 on July 30, up 8.6% from 609.69 on June 30.
Separately, the PVCI had a market capitalization of $494.5 billion on July 30, up 8.6% from m$455.2 billioin on June 30.
Of the 439 stocks tracked by the PVCI in July, 317 gained in value, while 122 declined. —Lawrence Aragon