Venture Capital Advisers Not Off-Limits for SEC Scrutiny

In the past six months, the Securities and Exchange Commission has settled a number of enforcement actions against venture capital advisers who are exempt reporting advisers (ERAs) and not registered investment advisers (RIAs). In the years since the implementation of Dodd-Frank Act rules in 2011 – when large private equity […]

Q1 2022 Quarterly VC Update: Matt Sacks On The State Of Venture Capital Investing

In conjunction with our Q1 Venture Financing Report, Rick Ginsberg sat down with Matt Sacks of Lightbank to get his take on the state of venture capital investing. Key insights from Matt Sacks On the future of the Midwest’s innovation ecosystem: “Over the past decade, the size of the venture capital industry has expanded […]

Q4 2021 Quarterly VC Update: Frank Rotman On The State Of Venture Capital Investing

In conjunction with our Q4 Venture Financing Report, Derek Colla sat down with Frank Rotman of QED Investors to get his take on the state of venture capital investing. Key Insights On various sub-segments in Web3: “There are commonalities within the sub-segments due to a shared ethos around concepts like decentralization and uncensorability. But […]

Russia and Belarus Sanctions Issues for Private Fund Managers 

Managers of venture capital and private equity funds – who in general must ensure compliance with sanctions regimes to which they are obligated to comply – need to pay special attention to recently strengthened requirements related to Russia and Belarus. This post answers some common questions about the applicable requirements.

Q3 2021 Quarterly VC Update: Merritt Hummer on the State of Venture Capital Investing

In conjunction with our Q3 Venture Financing Report, Justin Rattigan sat down with Merritt Hummer of Bain Capital Ventures to get her take on the state of venture capital investing. Key Insights On valuations and later-stage investments: “As a growth investor, I believe the valuation environment puts a bigger onus on us to make […]