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Venture Capital Returns Are Improving

Published: 5/22/2011 1:59:38 PM

Venture capital industry return percentages are improving, according to a recent report by Cambridge Associates and the National Venture Capital Association.

After a recent downtrend of industry performance due to the expiration of late 1990s funds and the 2008 recession, the report indicated that more favorable valuations are impacting venture performance in a way that is surpassing public market indices for a variety of short and longer time horizons.

Recent IPO successes and a generally favorable M&A environment due to large corporate buyers flush with cash may help in continuing this trend.

If this trend continues, I think it will assist more venture capital firms in their fundraising efforts which have been significantly hampered by limited partners shunning the asset class since the beginning of the 2008 recession.


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