I am convinced the NVCA rallies its VC members to write stories about Venture Capital is “back to normal” and its “returns are going up”, after minus 4% IRR 10-year returns in Venture washed away all of its protectionist arguments, while corporate innovation blew VC performance away in the same period.
Is the big news item here that going up means VC performance doesn’t get worse than minus 4%, I would hope so too. VC performance is a disgrace to American innovation. Yet maybe, just maybe (watch the video) what it means is that the best practices of the NVCA in deploying innovation arbitrage over all these years are just not good enough.
As a Limited Partner I would not be betting on, but rather against those best practices as statistically and empirically that would yield better returns. Time to face reality boys!
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- The fanatical quest for diversity is proof we yearn for a meritocracy we don’t have. — Georges van Hoegaerden - June 11, 2014
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- Statistics are a measure of consequence, not a matter of cause. — Georges van Hoegaerden - May 26, 2014