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SAFT ON WEALTH: Much ventured, little gained

May 10 (Reuters) – Venture capital investors put their money down with dreams of backing the next Facebook, but the reality involves high fees and much disappointment. A new study by the Kauffman Foundation, an entrepreneurship charity and a heavy and long-time backer of venture capital, makes disturbing reading oo.gl/eAp9E, detailing 20 years of disappointment, [...]
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Investors Want Smaller Venture Funds

Business & Finance : DealBook (6 years ago)

Investors in venture capital funds - most of whom manage foundations, endowments, pension funds and private wealth - say they want venture funds to shrink. Read Post

PayPal?s Peter Thiel Sets Up Venture Capital Fund

Business & Finance : Deal Journal - WSJ.com (3 years ago)

Reuters A little bit of PayPal founder Peter Thiel?s wealth will help New Zealand technology businesses thanks to the launch of a new venture capital project. The U.S. entrepreneur, who was one of Facebook?s first investors, is to e... Read Post

Saft on wealth: Much ventured, little gained

Business & Finance / Economics : James Saft (3 years ago)

By James Saft (Reuters) – Venture capital investors put their money down with dreams of backing the next Facebook, but the reality involves high fees and much disappointment. A new study by the Kauffman Foundation, an entrepreneursh... Read Post


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