IVCA Feature: Deals on Top … Venture Capital and Public Equity Bets That Have Impacted History

IVCA Feature: Deals on Top … Venture Capital and Public Equity Bets That Have Impacted History

June 9, 2021

The biggest and the best. There are some VC and PE deals have affected not only the bottom line, but the very way we live. From the unicorns to the habitual social media booms, often Venture Capital and Private Equity has been behind it. Here are several examples from around the web.
 
CBInsights.com, ‘From Alibaba to Zynga: 40 Of The Best VC Bets Of All Time’
 
These venture bets on startups that "returned the fund," making firms and careers, were the result of research, strong convictions, and patient follow-through. Here are the stories behind the biggest VC home runs of all time.
 
READ MORE: https://www.cbinsights.com/research/best-venture-capital-investments/ 
 
DealRoom.net, ‘10 of the Most Famous Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs) in History’
 
Leveraged buyouts (LBOs) are often a better idea in theory than in practice: It’s all very well to saddle a company with debt to take it over, the problem is that it also has to operate with that debt on its balance sheet in the years that follow. Dozens of deals are testament to the fact that this fine balance isn’t always easy to achieve.
READ HERE: https://dealroom.net/blog/the-most-famous-leveraged-buyouts-in-history 
 
Crunchbase.com, ‘Looking Back At The Largest Venture Rounds Of The Decade’
 
2010-2019: “Looking back at the past decade brings us to simpler times, when the largest venture funding rounds in the world were only in the nine-digit territory. In 2010, Uber was in its infancy, the term “unicorn” had yet to be coined, and people were still doing business with BlackBerries.”
READ HERE: https://news.crunchbase.com/news/looking-back-at-the-largest-venture-rounds-of-the-decade/ 
 
Pitchbook.com, ‘The Top 10 VC and PE Deals of 2020’
 
Recent History: “A lot can happen in 12 months. Just ask Airbnb. When 2020 began, the company was preparing for a long-awaited IPO after more than a decade as a venture-backed darling. Then, COVID-19 arrived. By May, Airbnb had laid off a quarter of its workforce and raised billions in new debt and equity at a highly reduced valuation.”
READ HERE:  https://pitchbook.com/news/articles/top-10-vc-deals-pe-deals-2020 
Owltail.com, ‘Origins - A Podcast about Limited Partners’
 
Talking History: “Origins is a podcast about Limited Partners, the firms and institutions that invest in Venture Capital funds. Through a series of interviews, we explore what has historically been an opaque corner of the startup ecosystem and learn how the people behind the capital make decisions.”
START LISTENING HERE: https://www.owltail.com/podcast/15460-origins-a-podcast-about-limited-partners-created-by-notation-capital/best-episodes 
 
ThinkAdvisor.com, ‘Eight of History’s Best Investments’
 
SLIDESHOW From 2013: “Making a great investment depends on a number of factors. Being in the right place at the right time, knowing the right person, and having a vision for a business or sector can all add up to a big payday. We wondered which investors have managed to shine in terms of return on investment (when adjusted for inflation).”
WATCH HERE: https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2013/04/23/8-of-historys-best-investments/
 
Inc.com, ‘Five Venture Capital Deals That Signal Major Trends for 2021’
 
Future Predicting from January: “Venture capitalists are supposed to be investing in tomorrow's companies today. And despite the pandemic, they plowed plenty of money into startups in 2020 … Here are five deals that shed some light on what the next year might look like – for entrepreneurs, their customers, and their backers.”
READ HERE: https://www.inc.com/kimberly-weisul/five-venture-capital-deals-window-next-year.html