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Over Past Two Decades Yale Earned 93% Annually On Venture Capital (Bloomberg)

The initial $2.7 million investment that Yale University made in LinkedIn Corp. has produced a gain of $84.4 million for the university’s endowment since 2011 when the company went public.  It is a prime example of the role that venture capital has played in helping to drive the performance of the $25.6 billion, second-richest college endowment in the U.S.  According to Yale University’s 2015 investment report, which was posted on its website, over the past 20 years venture capital has earned the school a 93 percent annual average return.