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Home Runs for VC Funds? Don't Bet on It


The Kauffman Foundation, which promotes entrepreneurship, recently looked at returns from investing part of its $1.8 billion endowment in 99 venture capital funds. Almost half of the funds are in the red, and less than 20 percent have seen big payoffs.

Graphic by Bloomberg Businessweek. Concerns investments made between 1989 and 2011. Data: Kauffman Foundation
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Tozzi is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek in New York.

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