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# PE/VC - basics

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26 Dec 2008, 14:43
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Came across this: http://student.chicagogsb.edu/group/evp/archive/PEVC101.pdf

I'm sure there's more detailed stuff out there but just found this.

ANyone else have overview/background type stuff? Add it here...

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26 Dec 2008, 15:48
This is good stuff!

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26 Dec 2008, 16:10
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26 Dec 2008, 17:33
great info guys! Learnt a lot today!
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29 Dec 2008, 08:21
Website on VC (focused on India): http://www.vccircle.com/

And an interesting article/blog post called "So you Want to be a VC" by Mohanjit Jolly, Exec Director of DFJ, India: http://www.vccircle.com/columns/so-you-want-to-be-a-vc%E2%80%A6

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29 Dec 2008, 16:51
This site is supposed to be excellent for PE:

www.pehub.com

It is somewhat exclusive and only the PE/VC clubs at the top MBA programs will be able to provide you with access to it. Apparently, this site also assists with finding internships in PE/VC and helping current MBAs get connected with niche PE/VC firms that don't recruit on-campus.
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29 Dec 2008, 17:55
agold wrote:
http://www.studentclubs.hbs.edu/vcpe/vcpi_explained.html

http://www.studentclubs.hbs.edu/vcpe/vc_jobs.html

Quote:
Estimating the Senior Associate and Analyst/Associate numbers is more difficult because the turnover at these position is rapid (2-4 years). Our educated guess is that there are 100 Senior Associates and 150-200 Analysts/Associates nationwide.

Wow! No wonder it's so hard to break into!

Awesome find agold!

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31 Dec 2008, 09:14
(warning: potentially dumb question)

So there are funds of different sizes - which firms are representative of each bracket? ie what're some small-mid-cap funds?

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31 Dec 2008, 09:33
AC wrote:
(warning: potentially dumb question)

So there are funds of different sizes - which firms are representative of each bracket? ie what're some small-mid-cap funds?

thanks

My thoughts:

Small cap = < \$300M assets under management. These are generally small family/multi-family offices or start-up funds.

Examples:
http://www.continentalinvestors.com/index.htm
http://www.alpine-investors.com/
http://www.sverica.com

Middle market = The definition varies. In my mind, it's \$300M all the way up to \$5B of assets under management. This is a huge range, obviously. Some examples:

http://www.clearlightpartners.com/
http://www.midoceanpartners.com/
http://www.wppartners.com/
http://www.waudcapital.com/
http://www.brentwood.com

Large cap = > \$5B assets under management. The big and very established funds.

Some examples:

http://www.ta.com
http://www.gtcr.com
http://www.kkr.com
http://www.mdcp.com
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31 Dec 2008, 09:35
Thanks agold!

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31 Dec 2008, 09:40
FYI - I was trying to see which funds have a strong focus on healthcare/healthcare IT..Here are the ones I've found so far:

- Bain Capital Ventures
- Summit
- DFJ
- KPCB
- Sequoia
- TA
- RoundTable Healthcare Partners

I'll update this list as I find more

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31 Dec 2008, 09:42
AC wrote:
FYI - I was trying to see which funds have a strong focus on healthcare/healthcare IT..Here are the ones I've found so far:

- Bain Capital Ventures
- Summit
- DFJ
- KPCB
- Sequoia
- TA

I'll update this list as I find more

Considering you'll (likely) be in Chicago, look into:

http://www.roundtablehp.com/

They're one of the largest funds focused exclusively on healthcare.
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31 Dec 2008, 09:48
thanks agold!!

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31 Dec 2008, 13:51
AC wrote:
FYI - I was trying to see which funds have a strong focus on healthcare/healthcare IT..Here are the ones I've found so far:

From Capital IQ (VC firms with a healthcare focus - all 321 of them):

.406 Ventures, LLC
3i Group plc (LSE:III)
Aberdare Ventures
Abingworth Management Limited
ABN AMRO Private Equity (US)
ABS Capital Partners
Acacia Venture Partners
Accent Capital, LLC
Acorn Technology Fund
Acumen Fund
Aegis Capital Group LLC
AIG Capital Partners, Inc.
Alafi Capital Company LLC
AlpInvest Partners N.V.
Amplifier Venture Partners LP
Angel Strategies, LLC
Antfactory
Anthem Capital Management LLC.
Aperture Venture Partners, LLC
Arboretum Ventures
Arcanum Partners
Arcapita Bank, Venture Capital Arm
Arcapita Inc.
Ascent BioMedical Ventures
AsiaVest Biotech, Inc.
ASM Resources, Inc.
Asset Management Company
Atherton Venture Partners, LLC
Atlas Venture LLP
Audax Labs
Aurora Ventures LLC
Austin Ventures
Bain Capital, LLC
Baird Venture Partners
BancBoston Ventures, Inc.
Bay Ventures
Bedrock Capital Partners
Beechwood Ventures LLC
BioVentures Investors, LLC
Boldcap Ventures LLC
Boston University Technology Development Fund
Boulder Ventures Limited
Brentwood Venture Capital
Buerk Dale Victor LLC
Burrill Venture Capital
C/max Capital Corporation
Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
Canaan Partners
Capital Across America, L.P.
Capitol Health Partners
Cardinal Partners
Carrot Capital Healthcare Ventures
Catalysta Ventures
CB (Berkman) Capital LLC
CCP Equity Partners
CDIB BioScience Venture Management
Channel Medical Partners
Charter Venture Capital
CHL Medical Partners
Chrysalis Ventures, Inc.
CIC Partners, LP
CID Capital
Claremont Creek Ventures
Clayton Associates, LLC
Clique Capital, LLC
Coleman Swenson Booth, Inc.
Columbia Venture Lab
Commerce Capital, L.P.
Commons Capital, LP
Conexus Financial Partners, L.P.
Contour Venture Partners
Council Ventures
Court Square Capital Partners
CoVestia Capital Partners
Crawford Capital
Crossbow Ventures Inc.
CSFB Private Equity
Custer Capital, Inc.
CW Group, Inc.
Dauphin Capital Partners
De Novo Ventures
Delphi Ventures
Delta Capital Management, LLC
DigaComm L.L.C.
Discovery Ventures Corporation
Early Stage Partners, LP
East River Ventures, L.P.
Easton Capital Investment Group
Eastside Partners
eCoast Angel Network
EDF Ventures
Edson Moore Healthcare Ventures
EGL Investment Arm
EJ Financial Enterprises, Inc.
Emerald Stage2 Ventures
Encompass Ventures
Equity4Health LLC
ETF Venture Funds
Evergreen Investments and Management, LLC
Excel Medical Ventures
FBR Financial Service Partners
First Analysis Corporation
First Ventures Healthcare and Life Sciences
FirstMark Capital, L.L.C.
Five Elms Capital
Fletcher Spaght Ventures, LP
Fluke Venture Partners
Flybridge Capital Partners
Flying W Capital
Frazier Healthcare Ventures
Fuqua Ventures, LLC
G2 Groupe, LLC, Venture Capital Arm
Galen Partners
Generation Partners
GF Private Equity Group, LLC
GGV Capital
GIV Venture Partners
Glengary LLC
Good Capital LLC
Grand Pacific Financing Corp., Investment Arm
Grey Ventures
Grotech Ventures
Harbert Venture Partners, LLC
HCT Capital Corp.
HealthCare Capital Partners, LLC
HealthCare Ventures LLC
Highland Capital Partners
Himalaya Capital Ventures, L.P.
Humana Venture Capital
i5invest Beteiligungs GmbH
Idanta Partners, Ltd.
IDG Ventures SF
Imaging Technology Ventures, Inc
IngleWood Ventures
InnoCal Venture Capital
Integra Ventures
Internet Healthcare Group, LLC
InterWest Partners
Investor AB (OM:INVE A)
Investor Growth Capital
Ivy Capital Partners, LLC
J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC
Johnston Associates, Inc.
JPMP Capital, LLC
Kaiser Permanente Ventures
KBL Healthcare Ventures
Kearny Venture Partners
Kestrel Management, LLC
Kirlan Venture Capital, Inc.
Kitty Hawk Capital
L Capital Partners
Latterell Venture Partners
Lawrence, Tyrrell, Ortale & Smith
Lemhi Ventures, Inc.
Lexington Partners
Lilly Asian Ventures
Linden LLC
LiveOak Equity Partners
Lochborn Partners, LLC
Long River Ventures
Lumira Capital Corp.
MacBeedon Partners, LLC
Magic Venture Capital
Marquette Venture Partners
Massey Burch Capital Corp.
MassHealth Ventures LLP
Mayfield Fund
MB Venture Partners
MedVenture Associates
Mesa Verde Venture Partners
Mesirow Financial Private Equity
Milestone Venture Partners
Millennium 3 Capital, Inc.
Mission Ventures
Mobius Venture Capital, Inc.
Monarch Capital Partners
Monet Capital LLC
Morgenthaler
Morgenthau Venture Partners, LLC
MVM Life Science Partners LLP
Nantucket Group
National Healthcare Services, Inc.
New Bridge Venture Partners, LLC
New Capital Partners
New England Partners
New Enterprise Associates
NewWest Capital Partners
NextStart Capital
NGN Capital
NJTC Venture Fund
Nobska Ventures
Noro-Moseley Partners
Norwich Ventures
Olympus Partners
Oncore Capital LLC
Opportunity Capital Partners
Orien Ventures Inc.
Osage Venture Partners
Oxford Bioscience Partners
Pacific Horizon Ventures
Pacific Northwest Partners
Paramount BioSciences, LLC
Parkview Ventures LLC
Partech International
Pathfinder Venture Capital Funds
Plough Penny Partners
Point Judith Capital
Polaris Venture Partners, Inc.
Portage Venture Partners
ProQuest Investments
ProSeed Capital Holdings, C.V.A.
Psilos Group
Rare Ventures
Red Abbey Venture Partners, LLC
Reservoir Venture Partners
Richland Ventures
Ridgewood Capital Management, LLC
River Cities Capital Funds
RiverVest Venture Partners
SAE Ventures
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE)
Sagamore Bioventures
Saints Capital
Salem Halifax Partners
Salt Lake Life Science Angels, Investment Arm
Santé Health Ventures, LLC
Sapient Capital Management, L.L.C.
Saratoga Ventures, L.P.
SBV Venture Partners
Scale Venture Partners
SCIUS Capital Group, Investment Arm
Seaflower Ventures, Inc.
Security Pacific Capital Corp.
Select Capital Ventures
Seneca Health Partners
Sequel Venture Partners
Sequoia Capital India
Shalom Management
Shepherd Ventures
Sherbrooke Capital
Siemens Venture Capital GmbH
Sierra Ventures
Sightline Partners
Signature Capital LLC
Signet Healthcare Partners
Significant Partners
Skyline Ventures
Skywood Ventures
SMH Private Equity Group
SnowMark Corporation
Sofinnova Ventures, Inc.
Sopris Capital Associates, LLC
Sorrento Associates, Inc.
Southeastern Technology Fund
Southern Capitol Ventures
Space Center Ventures, Inc.
Split Rock Partners, LLC
Spray Venture Partners
Sprout Group
Stockton Partners Inc.
Stonehenge Capital Company, LLC
Stratus Ventures
Summit Partners
SV Life Sciences
Synergy Life Science Partners
Talcott Partners
Tall Oaks Capital Partners, LLC
Taraval Associates, LLC
TD Capital
Technology Funding, Inc.
Tenex Medical Investors
Terrapin Partners, LLC
The Aurora Funds, Inc.
The Grosvenor Funds
The Halo Funds
The Rahn Group
The Valentine Partners, L.L.C.
Thomas Weisel Capital Management, LLC
Three Arch Partners
Toucan Capital Corp.
Trevi Health Ventures LP
Triathlon Medical Ventures
Trident Capital, Inc.
Trinity Healthcare Development, LLC
True North Partners
Tullis-Dickerson & Co., Inc.
Union Springs, L.L.C.
Union Square Ventures
Universal Capital Management, Inc. (OTCBB:UCMT)
University Medical Discoveries Inc
Validus Partners
Valor Ventures, LLC
VantagePoint Venture Partners
Vector Fund Management, L.P.
Velocity Capital
Venrock
Venture Investors, LLC
Venture TDF Pte Ltd.
Veritas Venture Partners
Versant Ventures
Vertex Venture Holdings
Vineyard Capital Group, LLC
Vulcan Capital
Wakefield Group
Weber Capital Management, LLC
WFD Ventures LLC
WI Harper Group
Windamere Venture Partners, LLC
Windcrest Partners
Windspeed Ventures
Woodcrest Capital, LLC
Yellowstone Capital Inc.
Zero2IPO Capital
Ziegler Meditech Equity Partners, LP

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31 Dec 2008, 15:17
That's an amazing list - it's nice to see it. Alas, however, it's not complete. I live in Menlop Park, work at a life science start-up, and have just nabbed funding for another company. That said, there are a bundle of life science/healthcare VCs that are not included on this list, as some are backing my companies. An example is Alta Partners. I'm not going to fill in all the blanks, but simply wanted to state that there are a bundle of firms not on the list.

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31 Dec 2008, 15:44
fluidian wrote:
That's an amazing list - it's nice to see it. Alas, however, it's not complete. I live in Menlop Park, work at a life science start-up, and have just nabbed funding for another company. That said, there are a bundle of life science/healthcare VCs that are not included on this list, as some are backing my companies. An example is Alta Partners. I'm not going to fill in all the blanks, but simply wanted to state that there are a bundle of firms not on the list.

Really? Don't be that guy. We welcome you here, but seriously? I obviously wasn't trying to make an all inclusive list of US Healthcare VCs, but rather trying to get AC a starter list.

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01 Jan 2009, 00:00
I was serious when I said it was a great list - I certainly wouldn't have dug it up. My only point was that while the list is great, that there's even more out there...it wasn't meant as a knock..sorry if you perceived it that way. The comment was meant to be helpful, not critical.

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09 Jan 2009, 08:54
I used to be at a major life science VC shop, so I'm pretty familiar with the firm landscape. Here's a list of VCs who are either life science only or have major life science activities (off the top of my head, I will add more as I remember them):

SV Life Sciences
MPM Capital
Flybridge Venture Capital
Flagship Ventures
Domain Associates
Versant Ventures
Alta Partners
New Enterprise Associates
Frazier Healthcare Ventures
Oxford Bioscience Partners
Three Arch Partners
Polaris Venture Partners
Atlas Venture
De Novo Ventures
Essex Woodlands
TVM Capital
New Leaf Venture Partners
Quaker BioVentures
Highland Capital Partners
Abingworth Management
HLM Venture Partners
HealthCare Ventures
Skyline Ventures
Bay City Capital
Clarus Ventures
Pappas Ventures
Fidelity Biosciences
Forward Ventures

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09 Jan 2009, 10:39
thanks zoinnk!

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