What Yale Invested in to Almost Double Its VC Dollars Every Year

Aaron Pressman, Fortune | April 8th, 2016 | MMG

Yale University’s endowment apparently knows a thing or two about investing in venture capital.

The $25.6 billion endowment has gained an average of 93 percent per year on its VC investments over the past 20 years thanks to buying early stakes in tech companies that went on to become dominant in their fields, including Amazon, Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn, the university revealed in its latest annual report. The investments were made through top VC firms, including Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark, and Greylock Partners, Yale said.

Some of Yale’s older winners included Cisco Systems, Oracle, and Dell, while its more recent stakes include Uber, Airbnb, and Snapchat. […]

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