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The Venture Capital Index Fund

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Measurement is in Stage 2: Research

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 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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 News
Yale endowment earns 40.2% investment return in fiscal 2021

“It was an extraordinary year for the endowment, which will benefit the Yale community now and for generations to come,” said Yale CIO Matt Mendelsohn.

Harvard Endowment Increases $11.3 Billion to $53.2 Billion, and University Operations Yield $283-Million Surplus Despite Pandemic

A 33.6 percent return on endowment investments, as expense controls and donor support buoy the budget in an unprecedented year

The Q3 2021 Global Venture Capital Report: Record Funding Trend Held Strong

The record funding pace continues into the third quarter of 2021 with $160 billion invested globally, matching the huge funding increase in the second quarter and up 78 percent year over year.

Long-Term Shareholder Returns: Evidence from 64,000 Global Stocks

We study long-run shareholder outcomes for over 64,000 global common stocks during the January 1990 to December 2020 period. We document that the majority, 55.

State Of Venture Q3’21 Report - CB Insights Research

Download the CB Insights State Of Venture Q3'21 report to read about the huge quarter for global & US funding, exits, valuations, and more.

Narrative Distillation - kwokchain

The shifting sands of tech IPOs If the IPO process is like a debutante ball, the top investment banks are akin to a finishing school. They help gussy up companies, teach them proper manners like how to do GAAP accounting, and bring them around to call on prospective investors and eventually debut to society. This … Continue reading Narrative Distillation →

Board of Trustees committee discusses latest 'All-Funds' budget approach

According to Knuffman, the UNC System office wants the All-Funds to ensure that “scarce budget dollars” are allocated in a transparent and efficient way. He highlighted that a major goal in implementing the All-Funds plan was to strengthen the fiduciary responsibility of the Board of Trustees.

As Investors Pivot To Seed And Growth, Who Is Left Leading Series A?

Series A funding round sizes have grown significantly in recent years, with average Series A funding tripling over the decade. So who are the investors still funding Series A?

University Endowments Mint Billions in Golden Era of Venture Capital

Some schools, including Washington University in St. Louis and Duke University, gained more than 50%.

Welcome to the New Technology Economy

Technology-fueled growth across all sectors is poised to accelerate.

Guide to Alternatives | J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Get insights on macro topics such as manager dispersion, while also diving into real estate, private credit, private equity and hedge funds and more.

The Economic Impact of Venture Capital: Evidence from Public Companies

Venture capital-backed companies account for 41% of total US market capitalization and 62% of US public companies’ R&D spending. Among public companies foun

Scaling to $100 Million

As growth investors at Bessemer, we hear the same benchmarking questions over and over from portfolio companies as they mature: What should my gross margin be? How much should I be spending on R&D as a percent of revenue? How does my growth rate compare to peers in the market?

No Other Silicon Valley In Sight, Report Finds

The supposed “death” of Silicon Valley appears to be greatly exaggerated, writes Alberto Onetti, chairman of Mind the Bridge. But while there will likely be multiple clusters in different places able to get beyond critical mass, there’s no new Silicon Valley in sight.

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.

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