Venture Capital

 

A form of financing that investors provide to start-up/early stage businesses often associated with high risk.

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Types of Venture Capital Fund Managers

  • Seed Capital

  • Early Stage Capital

  • Late Stage Capital

  • Pre-IPO

  • Venture Fund of Funds

  • Venture Debt

 

Why Invest in Venture Capital

 

Investing equity in early stage businesses offers the opportunity at high returns and portfolio diversification across multiple business stages in a private equity allocation.  Venture investments allow LPs to stay on the cutting edge of entrepreneurship.

Types of Institutional Investors

 

Public Pension Funds (17%)

Sovereign Wealth Funds (16%)

Asset Manager (10%)

Endowment (9%)

Other Institutions: Family Offices, Private Pensions, Foundations, Banks

Top Venture Capital LPs

  1. CPP Investment Board (Public Pension Fund) Canada, PE AUM – 61 Bn

  2. Kuwait Investment Authority (Sovereign Wealth Fund) Kuwait, PE AUM – 60Bn

  3. GIC (Sovereign Wealth Fund) Singapore, PE AUM – 44Bn

  4. ADIA (Sovereign Wealth Fund) UAE, PE AUM – 34Bn

  5. CDPQ (Public Pension) Canada, PE AUM – 28Bn

  6. CalPERS (Public Pension) California, PE AUM – 27Bn

  7. APG (Asset Manager) Netherlands, PE AUM – 27Bn

  8. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (Public Pension) Canada, PE AUM – 26Bn

  9. La Banque Postale (Bank) France, PE AUM – 26Bn

  10. China Investment Corporation (SWF) China, PE AUM - 23Bn

PREQIN LEAGUE TABLE 2019; PreQin​

State of Venture Capital Fundraising

 

US VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT SURPASSES $130 BN; Pitchbook

 

THE Q1 2020 GLOBAL VC REPORT: FUNDING SLOWLY IMPACTED BY CORONA; Crunchbase News

Articles of Interest

 

STATE OF VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY; Topta

 

VENTURE CAPITAL HAS STRONG SHOWINGIN Q1 2020; PRNewswire

 

THE PARADOX OF 2020 VC; Tech Crunch