'vc' Tag

  • French VC sector brain vastly under-illuminated

    September 7, 2016

    Remember International Women’s Day back in March ? Oh, so you’ve forgotten already… Since apparently women in France are only slightly less attracted to entrepreneurship than men (and by slightly, I mean 0.1%), it feels like the French VC industry stands at a mere fraction of total brain capacity. What do YOU think? [graphic credit: […]

  • The VC world in France needs more transparency. I’ll start.

    June 10, 2014

    Having waxed extensively about the opacity of France’s venture capital industry, I’ve decided it’s time that I practice what I preach. The venture capital sector in France operates in a fog of complexity, with limited accountability, misleading performance statistics, and in some cases deliberate secrecy. I believe this is wrong. I believe that a VC […]

  • Ranking of Global VC Firms

    August 23, 2010

    Oliver Gottschalg, a professor at HEC business school in Paris, has produced what is thought to be the first ranking of global VC firms by performance, based on data from research firm Preqin. Note that this list considers only those firms for which complete performance data on all relevant funds was available, hence the notable […]

  • VC’s beat entrepreneurs: Barça victorious

    February 18, 2010

    To suggest that the performance by 11 VC’s posing as wanna-be athletes wearing Barça jerseys Tuesday night on the field of FC Barça’s ‘mini estadi’ somehow compares to the actual professional football club would be borderline sacrilegious in this cathedral of football. But, like FC Barcelona has done countless times over the ages, on Tuesday […]

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