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Venture Capital Firms

SIC 6799  |  NAICS 523910

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Venture Capital & Principal Trading  (view report)
Private Equity Funds & Other Investment Vehicles  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected data including market size based on revenue, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

PEI Media Group Ltd.
VCJ Magazine
https://www.venturecapitaljournal.com/

Monthly trade magazine features news, information, and analysis for the VC community, with special features including "The VCJ 50" which ranks the top fifty firms based on how much capital they have raised over the last five years and also provides information on selected limited partnership investors and selected funds performance. Current and prior issues can be viewed free online with registration.


NVCA
Publications available from this trade association include:

PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor
https://nvca.org/
Quarterly publication provides a comprehensive review of VC activity in the U.S., with topics covered in the report including VC activity overview, NVCA policy highlights, angel, seed, and first financings, early-stage VC, late-stage VC, deals by region and selected CSAs, deals by sector, female founders, nontraditional investors, exists, fundraising, and league tables. Publication can be viewed free online.

NVCA Yearbook
https://nvca.org/
Annual publication provides detailed historical trend statistics for the VC industry, with topics covered including assets under management, number of active investors, fundraising, deal flow by stage and sector, exits via initial public offerings and merger and acquisitions, and U.S. deal flow and exits as a percentage of global activity. Publication and supplemental data pack can be downloaded free online.


TBC Partners
State of the Industry
https://www.truebridgecapital.com/

Annual study analyzes the most significant trends in the VC market over the last year and the factors driving investing in the top sectors and regions, with topics covered in the study including fundraising activities, investment activities, seed, early-stage, and late-stage valuations, and exits by initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Current and archived reports can be downloaded free online.


PricewaterhouseCoopers
MoneyTree™ Report
https://www.pwc.com/

Quarterly publication provides current and historical trend data on VC investment activities, with data broken out by sector (e.g., internet, healthcare, mobile and telecommunications, software, industrial), emerging area (e.g., financial technology, artificial intelligence, medical devices, e-commerce, digital health), and geographic region (e.g., state, metropolitan area). Current report is available free online.


BizMiner
VC Firms Market Analysis
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "523910"

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.



Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Venture Capital Firms
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "523910"
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 including:
Sample national and metropolitan area reports are available free online.

IBISWorld
Venture Capital & Principal Trading
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenues for venture capitalists that invest in start-up, early-stage, and emerging companies with high growth potential in exchange for preferred ownership interests and traders who act as principals in buying and selling financial contracts and other investments on their own account.



Compensation and Salary Surveys

Holt PE Consultants | MM&K Ltd. | Buyouts Insider
Holt-MM&K-Buyouts PE/VC Compensation Report
https://www.privateequityinternational.com/

Annual report provides compensation data (e.g., base salary, bonus, carried interest distributions) for over 40 job positions, with compensation data broken out by investment strategy and firm size based on committed capital in all active funds (large firms–$2.5 billion or more in committed capital, midsize firms–$1.0 to $2.5 billion in committed capital, small firms–less than $1.0 billion in committed capital).


PayScale, Inc.
Venture Capital Firms
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as director of operations, partner, investment associate, investment analyst, financial analyst, senior accountant, office manager, and executive assistant, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Accel Partners, Bain Capital, IDG Capital, Greylock Partners, and Sequoia Capital.



Business Valuation Resources

IPEV
International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines
http://www.privateequityvaluation.com/

IPEV valuation guidelines provide guidance and recommendations for use by private capital funds in deriving fair value measurements for private capital investments and financial instruments commonly held by such funds which are compliant with both International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP). Guidelines are available free online.




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