Social Impact Investment Needs Venture Capital-Style Support Says Sir Ronald Cohen

September 5, 2014

Sir Ronald Cohen, known as “the father of British venture capital” and “the father of social investment” told the governments need to provide venture capital-style support to social impact investment to help it bloom. Speaking to the Thomson Reuters Foundation during the social capital markets conference SOCAP, Cohen said, “We’re in a world where there […]

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Canada’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Sectors Reflect Growth in Q2, 2014

September 4, 2014

Private equity and venture capital sectors in Canada both revealed significant year over year growth in terms of capital invested and companies invested in during the second quarter of 2014. For the private equity sector, investment activity increased fivefold over the same period last year, while for the venture capital industry the growth was a […]

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KKR Sells Remaining Stake in China Modern Dairy

September 3, 2014

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, an American multinational private equity firm, specializing in leveraged buyouts, headquartered in New York, has sold its remaining stake in China Modern Dairy Holdings. Home-grown milk producers came back into favor after New Zealand dairy firm Fonterra Ltd., one of the world’s largest dairy exporters, last year said it found a bacteria […]

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The Boom of Commercial Real Estate Market in France

September 2, 2014

France’s commercial real estate market hit $26.2-billion for 2014 as a whole, the fastest growth of any major European market, it forecast. Investors ploughed €10.7-billion ($14.3-billion U.S.) into French office, retail, logistics and industrial properties in the first half of the year, up 73 per cent from the same period last year, real estate adviser […]

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Robert Bosch Venture Capital Names Albuquerque’s TriLumina as Top Startup of 2014

September 1, 2014

Robert Bosch Venture Capital, the corporate venture company of the Robert Bosch GmbH, one of the largest private companies worldwide, has named Albuquerque’s TriLumina as the top startup of 2014. Annually, RBVC holds the Bosch Venture Forum where startups from across the globe are invited to Stuttgart, Germany to present their companies. RBVC is affiliated […]

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“New Technologies Helping to Drive a U.S. Economic Recovery” Says Hillary Clinton

August 29, 2014

New technologies were helping to drive a U.S. economic recovery but that not enough people were sharing in the gains, said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Speaking at a conference sponsored by Nexenta Systems Inc. where everyone who attended received a signed copy of her latest book, “Hard Choices,” Mrs. Clinton declined to say […]

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Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Pour into Korean Student’s Startup

August 28, 2014

Silicon Valley venture capitalists have invested a huge amount of capital into Korean startup venture set up by a university student. IAMCOMPANY, a firm operating a free education information app “IAMSCHOOL,” succeeded in inducing 1.5 billion won (US$1.48 million) from three venture capital firms. Its app funnels school announcements and class notices to parents’ smartphones […]

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Biotechnology Keeps Attracting Venture Capital Investment

August 27, 2014

During the second quarter of 2014, biotechnology keeps attracting venture capital investments, with investment in biotech reaching record levels. Venture capitalists invested $1.84 billion in 122 biotech deals in the period, according to a MoneyTree report released Monday by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, using Thomson Reuters data. New York City ranked No. […]

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Temasek Teams Up with Private Equity Firm Riverstone Holdings to Invest in European Oil Exploration

August 26, 2014

Temasek Holdings, an investment company owned by the Government of Singapore, has teamed up with Riverstone Holdings, a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout and growth capital investments, to invest in a new European oil exploration company, marking the latest in a string of recent deals on the continent by the Singapore state fund. […]

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The Gender Effects in the Venture Capital World

August 25, 2014

Following to a study released by Harvard University, women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15%, but the performance differences have narrowed over time. “We find that female venture capitalists significantly underperform their male colleagues,” wrote Paul Gompers, Vladimir Mukharlyamov and Yuhai Xuan of Harvard and Emily Weisburt of the University of Texas […]

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