My new Forbes column, Fund Envy, follows up on the previous one, The Real VCs of Silicon Valley with more on the venture capital industry, and the consistent move of capital and expertise away from true venture capital to money management.
And once you have read the piece, apply the formula I offered to the exhibit below …
Here’s an excerpt from one of NEA’s press releases: “Practicing classic venture capital for over 25 years, NEA focuses on early stage investments, playing an active role in assisting management to build companies of lasting value. With $6 billion under management, NEA’s experienced management team has invested in over 500 companies, of which more than 150 have gone public and more than 200 have been acquired.”
NEA is a great firm, indeed one of the classical institutions of the industry. Precisely why they should be slightly embarrassed to utter “early stage” and “$6 Billion under management” in the same breath!
This segment is a part in the series : Forbes Column 08