Institutional Investor

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Institutional Investor

Large, asset-rich, professionally managed organizations that (as a core business model) invest capital-on behalf of others--in a variety of investments and asset classes and on a continuous basis. Examples include insurance companies, pension funds, and university and other major endowments. Institution Investors, together with very high net worth individuals, comprise the vast majority of the investors (and limited partners) in venture capital funds.