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The Venture Capital Index Fund

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Measurement is in Stage 2: Research

info_outline In Stage 2, we are fleshing-out potential solutions, researching competitors, building clickable mock-ups, interviewing potential customers, and testing audiences.

 The Unmet Need

Venture capital has delivered the biggest returns of any asset class over the last 30 years, but only high net worth individuals and sophisticated foundations have had access to it.

Those that get access pay huge fees and carry for late stage access. Despite the barriers, demand has far outstripped supply and companies end getting overfunded once they achieve unicorn status.

Furthermore, many of the venture capitalists who control late stage funds are not interested in ESG considerations, limiting the ability for venture to be a force for good.

groups People

person  CEO / Co-Founder:  Marcelino Pantoja (founder-in-residence)

person  Founder Associate:  HD Hannah Dopico (core team)

group_work Contributors:  Lissette Arias Brett WischowHD Hannah Dopico

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Hedge funds muscle in to Silicon Valley with private deals

Deal value smashes records while investment vehicles hunt for new ways to fire up drab returns

Annual Report 2021 • UVIMCO

UVIMCO provides investment management services to the University of Virginia and its related foundations.

Goldman Sachs taps public markets to bet on private equity

Investing in private equity goes meta | Finance & economics

UC assets grow by $38 billion in 2021 to $168 billion, with endowment returning 33.7 percent and pension up 30.5 percent

The University of California’s Office of the Chief Investment Officer (UC Investments) announced today (August 31) that its assets under management grew to $168 billion as of June 30, 2021, a 29 percent jump over the prior fiscal year and the largest one-year gain in its history. The additional $38 billion in assets over the previous year represents a 77 percent increase since 2014.

Wall Street's hottest investor is betting big on a handful of stocks. Critics say she's playing with fire

At a time when many investors are content to follow the crowd and buy top techs like Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, Cathie Wood is looking for the next big innovators in buzzy fields like robotics, fintech and space exploration.

https://joincolossus.com/episodes/77217304/malpass-building-a-great-endowment

Scott Malpass was the CIO of Notre Dames' endowment for 32 years and has always been a pioneer at the forefront of the endowment investing world - leading Notre Dames's early investments into Sequoia as well as some of the premier fund managers in China decades ago. Scott built the endowment into a powerhouse, scaling it from $400 million to over $12 billion of assets under management across 175 managers. In our conversation, we talk about the qualities he looks for in great investors, how asset classes have evolved over his 30 years of investing, and how Scott recruited top talent to work at Notre Dame’s endowment.

The median investor in public companies gets be... - Paul Graham on Twitter

The median investor in public companies gets below market returns. Investing in startups is at least as hard as investing in public companies, and probably a good deal harder. So why do people think it's going to work out well for individual investors to do it?

Agglomerators vs. Specialists

The great battle of the venture capital industry.

Yale appoints Matthew Mendelsohn as chief investment officer

A veteran of the Yale Investments Office, Matthew S. T. Mendelsohn ’07 succeeds mentor David Swensen ’80 Ph.D. as leader of Yale's endowment.

‘Exhaust Fumes’, or, Understanding Startup Valuations. | by Sajith Pai | Medium

“Early stage valuations aren’t really valuations. They are the exhaust fumes of a negotiation about two things — the amount raised and the amount of dilution.” — Fred Wilson; source. “Those guys are…

Venture Capitalists Are Not Going Away Anytime Soon

Are venture capitalists an endangered species? It’s an interesting question, as investing in private tech companies becomes increasingly competitive. 

The Cloud 100 2021 Benchmarks Report

Today Bessemer Venture Partners, Forbes, and Salesforce Ventures announced the 2021 Cloud 100 List, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies. And — keeping consistent with previous years’ trends — the 2021 list was even stronger than the last. This year features bigger companies, higher valuations, and more market tailwinds than ever before — so much so, in fact, that the estimated valuation required to make the list was over $1 billion*. That’s right. The bar for this year’s list was so high that each honoree achieved the unicorn milestone. Between Stripe at $95 billion, Databricks at $28 billion, and Checkout at $15 billion, to get on the 2021 Cloud 100 list was a fight among giants. These honorees truly represent the best cloud companies globally.

Private Equity’s Wild First-Half Ride

Our midyear report found that the industry continued to supersize in 2021 and is on track to post its best year by far.

Compounding Crazy

Everything is moving so fast out there. What if it's just getting started?

A Guide to Marketplaces: Third Edition - Version One

We’re thrilled to announce the third edition of “A Guide to Marketplaces.” We published our first edition five years ago and the second nearly three years ago. So much has changed since then – from the rise of B2B marketplaces to new crypto-native platforms.  Even as we explore emerging sectors like climate and crypto, we […]

Bigger Checks, Days To Close: How 2021’s Red-Hot Venture Funding Landscape Is Shaking Up Early-Stage Investing

Startup funding around the world is on a tear this year and, increasingly, it’s not just traditional venture investors driving that growth.

Boston Children's Portfolio Has Done Well Despite Challenging 12-15 Months, Says Philip Rotner, Chief Investment Officer | Q&A | Investment News | Trusted Insight

Philip Rotner is the chief investment officer at Boston Children's Hospital, where he manages the hospital's endowment, pension, and short-term investment assets. In this interview, he explains why Boston Children's Hospital continues to be ranked as the number one pediatric hospital in the world, how Boston Children's built its proprietary investment model to support its mission of treating sick children, and how health system's don't ordinarily plan to sustain 12 months of losses caused by a pandemic. Although, Phil adds that investment markets have done just fine despite a challenging 12-15 months.

Recurring Revenue: The Rise of an Asset Class | by John Street Capital | Medium

In June we wrote a piece entitled This Time It’s Different: Maybe? where we highlighted the outperformance of Cloud / SaaS stocks vs. the broader market, while noting that within the sector, public…

Multi-Stage Portfolio Construction with Monte Carlo

Guest post by Michael Palank (MaC Venture Capital) and Anubhav Srivastava (Tactyc) Readers can view this post in an interactive Tactyc model here. Earlier this year, Tactyc and MaC Venture Capital released an interactive seed-stage portfolio construction calculator, which serves as a high-leve

The World's Most Valuable Startups — Chartr: Data Storytelling

The world's most valuable startups. What are they, and where are they? The podcast boom. Podcasts had a really good 2020, despite the lack of a commute. Nokia. We chart the rise and fall of Nokia — once king of mobile phones.

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