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The Venture Capital Index Fund

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VCIF 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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 News
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.

The Pricing of Private Assets: Mutual Fund Investments in ‘Unicorn’ Companies by Björn Imbierowicz, Christian Rauch :: SSRN

This paper analyzes valuation dynamics of ‘Unicorn’ companies, that is, privately held venture capital-backed companies with a valuation of at least $1 billion.

Hamilton Lane | Q4 2020 & Year-End Valuations

The whipsawing observed in listed markets over the course of 2020 made for some of the most eagerly anticipated year-end private markets valuations in recent memory.

Y Combinator Top Companies List

The top Y Combinator companies of all time by valuation.

The quest for the investment Holy Grail — an index of everything

Benchmark providers seek to capture the performance of the entire market, from bonds and equities to private assets

"The Index Of Everything" - Indexers Are Closing In On 'The Holy Grail' Of Passive Investment

ZeroHedge - On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero

SoftBank rewrote the VC rules. Now it’s Tiger’s turn.

Both Tiger Global and SoftBank have upended VC thinking by paying high prices and moving quickly on deals. But Tiger’s lighter touch could be helping it win deals.

How Big Tech got so big: Hundreds of acquisitions

For decades Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google gobbled up their competition to become behemoths of the tech industry, which has drawn attention from Congressional leaders and other critics who claim they’ve stifled innovation in the industry.

What David Swensen gave to Yale

Remembering an investment officer who cared.

List of Unicorn Startups & Markets | CB Insights

Discover the 700+ private companies with billion-dollar valuations, across artificial intelligence, e-commerce, fintech, and more, in this market map.

Do Global Stocks Outperform US Treasury Bills? by Hendrik Bessembinder, Te-Feng Chen, Goeun Choi, K.C. John Wei :: SSRN

We study compound returns to nearly 62,000 global common stocks during the 1990 to 2018 period, documenting that the majority, 56% of US stocks and 61% of non-U

State Of Venture Q2’21 Report - CB Insights Research

Download the CB Insights State Of Venture Q2'21 Report to read about the huge quarter for global & US funding, exits, IPOs, valuations, and more

CalPERS Reports Preliminary 21.3% Investment Returns for Fiscal Year 2020-21; Strong Returns Trigger Reduction in Discount Rate to 6.8%

CalPERS today reported a preliminary 21.3% net return on investments for the 12-month period that ended June 30, 2021.

Global Venture Funding Hits All-Time High In First Half Of 2021, With $288B Invested

Global venture capital funding in the first half of 2021 shattered records as more than $288 billion was invested worldwide, Crunchbase numbers show. That’s up by just under $110 billion compared to the previous half-year record that was just set in the second half of 2020.

Global Asset Management 2021: The $100 Trillion Machine

In a uniquely tumultuous year, assets under management worldwide showed strong overall growth, passing a major milestone along the way.

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