NVCA Oral History Collection: Peter A. Brooke

An oral history featuring Peter Brooke, a pioneer in global investments, who founded Advent International, the first global private equity firm, in 1984, and led it until his retirement in 1996. In 1968 Peter founded TA Associates, a Boston-based private equity firm.

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10,000+

high-growth startups—across all 50 states and DC—raised venture funding in 2019 to build and grow their businesses.

42%

of all U.S. IPOs from 1974 to 2015 were venture-backed companies, representing 63% of the market capitalization and 85% of R&D.

2.9 million

is the average net jobs created annually between 1980 and 2010 by high-growth startups, which account for ~50% of gross jobs created in the U.S.

1,300+

U.S. venture firms are active today, managing an aggregate of $444 billion in assets.