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Venture Capital Firms

SIC 6799 | NAICS 523910

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Venture Capital Firms  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Industry Overview / Recent Stats and Studies / Stats by Category / studies / categories
Various sections listed above provide an overview of the industry and include summary statistical data with links to more detailed presentations from the contributing organizations, with statistical categories covered including fundraising, investments, performance, and exits. All information is available free online.

NVCA Yearbook
Annual publication provides a comprehensive statistical analysis of the industry, with major topics covered including capital commitments to funds, capital investments in companies and industries, and exits via initial public offerings (IPOs) and merger and acquisitions. Publication can be downloaded and viewed online.

VCR Journal
Annual publication, published jointly by NVCA and Ernst & Young LLP, provides in-depth articles from various contributing organizations which analyze issues and trends which have a significant impact on the VC profession. Current and prior editions of this publication can be downloaded and viewed free online.

First Research

Venture Capital
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Thomson Reuters
VCJ Magazine
Monthly publication features news, information, and analysis for the VC community, with content categories including news and analysis, featured cover stories, fund news, limited partnership news, data center, and more. Publication is available by subscription only; trial access is available to qualified parties.

TrueBridge Capital Partners
State of the Venture Capital Industry
Annual state of the industry report analyzes key trends for the VC market by investment stage, with topics covered including fundraising activity, investment activity, valuations, exits by IPOs and M&A, and net limited partner returns. Reports are categorized by year in the "Archive" section and are available free online.

MoneyTree™ Report
Quarterly study of VC investment activity provides detailed data for the most recent quarter and historical aggregate data from 1995 forward, with current data broken out by region, sector, stage of development, financing sequence, VC firm, and investee company. Current report can be viewed free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Compensation Surveys

Holt/Thomson Reuters
North American PE/VC Compensation Report
Annual study provides compensation data (e.g., salary, bonus, carried interest, and carry-dollars-at-work allocations) for investment, management, and administrative personnel by firm type and size (assets under management of less than $400 million; $400 - $999 million; and $1.0 billion or more), and also includes information on firm-wide compensation practices (e.g., bonus, carried interest, and co-investment plans). Selected excerpts from the study including summary table of contents can be viewed online.

ERI Economic Research Institute
Trusts, Private Equity, and Venture Capital Services Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

Business Valuation Resources

International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines
International private equity and venture capital valuation guidelines provide guidance and recommendations for use by these funds in determining fair value measurements for financial reporting purposes which are in compliance with both the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP). Publication can be downloaded and viewed free online.