Performance

VC outperforms for three years strong

Limited partners continue to clamor for high-performing venture capital exposure in their portfolios.

2021
50.1%
VC Returns

In a strong year for large technology IPOs, Limited partners continued to see exits and healthy liquidity across their portfolios, enabling them to reallocate to the asset class. US venture capital returns of 50.1% in 2021 ranked second only to 1999.

LPs remain excited about a growing and dynamic market opportunity, and the ability to fund truly transformational companies.

90%
LPs maintain commitment to VC
2021
50.1%
VC Returns

The persisting COVID-19 global pandemic has been a tailwind for certain sectors, continuing to make way for a new era of disruptive opportunities. 90% of investors plan to maintain or increase venture exposure over the next year.

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We will see what impact, if any, interest rates, public market volatility and macroeconomic events have on limited partners’ future allocations to venture capital.