Most Venture Capital Funds Fail to Meet Institutional Investment Objectives

As the investment staff serving the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a foundation focused on encouraging the startupĀ and growth of american businesses, we understand the ripple effects that a study of our own investment experience might cause. We began a rigorous analysis of our venture portfolio to understand the persistent failure of our VC funds to meet our performance expectations. We decided to publish the data of our experience as investors in venture capital funds for more than 20 years so that others might benefit from our mistakes and ourĀ lessons, including…

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