Venture capitalist Neil Shen, who made the 2011 edition of the Forbes China Rich List, has added membership on a second Forbes list to his accolades:?? the 2012 Forbes Midas List. The list measures which venture capitalists are creating the best returns for their investors.?? (Click here for an explanation of Midas List methodology.) Shen, ...
We're two months away from publishing our annual Midas List of tech's 100 top venture investors, the definitive ranking of risk-taking in technology, and our inboxes are already filling up with venture firms graciously reminding us of what an amazing year they've had. The Midas ranking looks back at five year's [...]
From Forbes and MGI Research: The Future of Venture Capital, Tech Valuations and the Fate of Tech Incumbents: Conversation with Bill Janeway:
Igor Stenmark: Let us focus a bit on the venture capital industry. Do you think the venture industry today is innovative enough? What needs to happen so that this industry keeps its momentum and relevance?
James May submits: Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN) is probably the most undervalued stock on The NYSE. The company develops middle income residential properties in tier II and tier III cities in China. The stock currently trades at 2.61 X 2011 estimates and less than .4X book value.
Two of the most prominent venture capitalists in the United States have launched a new investment firm that’s generating buzz in Silicon Valley and beyond at a time of intensifying debate about diversity in the technology industry. Aspect Ventures, which was launched this month by Theresia Gouw, formerly a partner at Accel, and Jennifer Fonstad, formerly a partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, will focus on the booming mobile technology market. The Aspect Ventures launch is noteworthy because it’s rare to see partners at top-tier venture capital firms strike out on their own.
The Midas List always has its critics. This year is no exception. When you have a list of the top 100 tech investors in a competitive industry, there's bound to be disagreement about who made it and who didn't. Here are the top gripes about FORBES' 2102 Midas List.
IT is gaining ground. According to Dow Jones VentureSource, venture capitalists invested $659 million in 91 deals in 2011, up 25.5% from $525 million in 71 deals the prior year. In the first quarter of 2012, health IT companies raised $102 million, a 75% increase over the same period last year. In contrast, biopharma investments ...
For FORBES' Midas List coverage, we talk with Peter Fenton, partner at Benchmark Capital, about Dropbox and other "new" enterprise companies that disrupt traditional enterprise businesses. He also talks about Instagram and Polyvore.