Benchmark Label: US Venture Capital

July 2021
US PE/VC Benchmark Commentary: Calendar Year 2020

In 2020, the US private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) indexes shook off first quarter declines to enjoy one of their best years ever, with returns in each quarter surpassing the previous one; for the year, the Cambridge Associates LLC US Private Equity Index® returned 27.8% and the Cambridge Associates LLC US Venture Capital Index® gained 50.1%.
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January 2021
US PE/VC Benchmark Commentary: First Half 2020

First half 2020 was downright Dickensian (as in a “tale of two quarters”); first quarter returns were down as the COVID-19 pandemic began to close economies, while second quarter performance was strongly positive as public and private investments rebounded. For the six-month period, the Cambridge Associates LLC US Private Equity Index® returned 1.6% (-8.1% and…
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November 2019
US Venture Capital Benchmark Statistics 2019 Q2

Our U.S. Venture Capital index and benchmark statistics are based on data compiled from over 1,800 institutional-quality venture capital funds formed between 1981 and 2019. This report gives you access to extensive data, including fund index analysis and fund since inception analysis. These are updated on a quarterly basis, so we invite you to sign…
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August 2019
US PE/VC Benchmark Commentary: Second Half and Full Year 2018

In contrast to the public markets, and despite a weak fourth quarter, the Cambridge Associates US private equity and venture capital indexes both produced double-digit positive returns for calendar year 2018. Public market volatility, particularly in the final quarter of the year, heavily impacted the large sectors within the private equity index. Nonetheless, almost all…
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