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Private Venture Investing

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has been largely devoted to the intersection of money management and venture finance, I am no stranger to the independent RIA universe.   I have worked with dozens of wealth managers and family offices that regularly evaluate and allocate to private venture investments. Although they represent a fraction of the RIA universe, they are invariably among the most successful of their peers. These progressive wealth managers represent the primary audience of this blog.     I regularly advocate that RIAs that possess the requisite mandate, the means and the mindset should embrace private venture investments–for the benefit of ...
is a private company claiming to invest in "pure invention". Their business model has a focus on developing a large patent portfolio and licensing these to companies with infringing products. Intellectual Ventures launched a prototyping and research laboratory in 2009 called Intellectual Ventures Lab 1 which gained some media coverage when popular non-fiction book SuperFreakonomics covered their efforts to reduce global climate change. Its employees are predominantly patent attorneys , physicists , engineers and biotechnologists . They also have hired prominent scientists to perform invention including Robert Langer of ...
the death of equities?
Recently, from his perch atop $700 billion in bonds at PIMCO, in addition to advising the U.S. on its $500 billion fund to buy mortgage-backed securities and $250 billion commercial paper program, Gross sounded the death knell for common stock. Yes, according to venture capitalist Peter Cohen of Peter S. Cohen & Associates, who cornered the bond king for the exclusive interview, “the current economic contraction is killing the animal spirits that drive risk taking and that’s contributing to the death of equity capitalism as we’ve come to know it.” The Gross outlook is very grim for those who expect stocks ... market research, surveys and trends
Interesting investment idea: market capitalization versus brand ...
Interesting investment idea: market capitalization versus brand strength (sustainability...sales?) cap vs sales. Must have been done before. ### I guess it has: Learn About the Markets P/E vs. P/S For much of the late 1990s, the Price/Sales ratio was more important than the Price/Earnings ratio. Therefore, you needed to know the price/sales ratio of every stock you owned by heart. Though the market is not always willing to focus on sales over earnings, it still happens when new companies have not yet achieved profitability. When that's the case, the P/S ratio is the best single indicator of what the market expects from ... market research, surveys and trends


Venture Populist » Bonds
and the Efficient Market Hypocrisies, but if you have an open mind, there is a strong chance that these portfolio construction principles will resonate with you…particularly on the heels of what we have learned from the half dozen market meltdowns experienced since ‘87.   I know that the idea of a new asset-allocation model is intuitively tiresome…but if there was ever a time to revisit the prevailing conventional wisdom, it is now. This smarter portfolio approach places heavy emphasis on safety of principal, liquidity and income, yet simultaneously provides investors with compelling potential for capital ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Venture Capital Investing Up 34 Percent To $6.5 Billion In Q2
Venture capitalists invested $6.5 billion in 906 deals in the second quarter of 2010, according to a MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. Quarterly investment activity increased 34 percent in terms of dollars and 22 percent in number of deals compared to the first quarter of 2010 when $4.9 billion was invested in 740 deals. In the first half of 2010, VC investments totaled $11.4 billion in 1,646 deals, a 49 percent increase in dollars and a 23 percent increase in deals from the first half of 2009, in the mist of the recession, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Some welcome signs of life from private sector
Grass somehow manages to grow up through small cracks in the sidewalk. Similarly, the American private sector somehow seems to be exerting itself despite the vast expansion of government by the Obama administration and congressional Democrats. Case in point: The announcement last week by four oil companies -- Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell -- that they are setting up a $1 billion joint venture to design, build and operate a rapid-response system to contain offshore oil spills as deep as and deeper than BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster. Their goal is a system that can start mobilizing within 24 hours of an oil ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Probe may open books at CalPERS
California taxpayers are on the hook when the state's giant public pension system — lately plagued by corruption scandals and huge losses — makes a bad investment. Yet they are permitted to see little of what goes into its investment decisions. Officials at the California Public Employees' Retirement System have shrouded many of their multimillion-dollar transactions in secrecy, refusing to release analyses of potential investments, meeting materials and correspondence relating to venture capital, real estate and other private equity holdings. Citing privacy laws, they have said the pension fund need not ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


VENTURE INVESTING. IN. CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. Globe 2004. Robert W. Shaw, Jr . ... The last few years have been very tough for both private and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Staff Studies Summary: 168
The private equity market has become an important source of funds for start-up firms, private middle-market firms, firms in financial distress, and public firms seeking buyout financing. Between 1980 and 1994, the amount of private equity outstanding rose from less than $5 billion to $100 billion. Despite the market's extraordinary growth and its importance to many types of firms, it has received little attention in the financial press or the academic literature. This study examines the economic foundations of the private equity market and discusses in detail the market's organizational structure. Drawing on ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Venture Capital & Private Equity - Baker Library | Bloomberg Center
for research on the venture capital and private equity industry; this guide points to the best resources available to the HBS community. Overviews and Analysis Gilligan, John and Mike Wright. Private Equity Demystified , August, 2008. Deals with motivations, risks and rewards of private equity players. Global Trends in Venture Capital: 2009 Report Deloitte report based on survey issued in various parts of the world. Investment Benchmarks. Venture Capital Check Harvard availability Provides aggregate benchmarks on the performance of over 1,000 U.S. venture capital limited partnerships formed from 1969 to 2004. Includes summary, ...
Can you sensibly distinguish venture capital funds, hedge funds ...
Venture capital funds invest in pre-public companies or companies in their early stage of start up mostly in companies with new ideas, technology, services or ways that will revolutionize business or make money. Examples that have changed business include, Google, Ebay, Cisco Systems, and Starbucks. These companies are now public but 30 years ago did not exist and were created by a business plan with management pitching their ideas to Venture Capitalists to raise money to start their business. Venture capitalists are looking for returns in the 1000% range. Old examples: Starbucks was revolutionary since most coffee was sold ...
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