Industriens Pension: Here's why we do venture capital -- and how

Jan Østergaard -- the man behind alternative investments at Danish pension fund Industriens Pension -- can boast more than 16 years of experience in venture capital. Read the full story on why and how Industriens Pension invests in the asset class.

Back in 2002, in the wake of the collapse of the dot-com bubble when leveraged buy-outs reached an unparalleled size, Danish labor-market pension fund Industriens Pension decided to dip its toe in the venture capital pool. That dip became a swim, and today Industriens Pension is directly invested into 60 venture capital funds around the globe.

Being a new kid on the block, Industriens Pension decided to start by opting for a fund-of-funds set up.

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