US Venture Capital Investment in Q2 Soars to Dotcom Period Levels

August 19, 2014

Venture capital investing in the US shifted into top gear in the second quarter, leading to record levels of investment for a quarter marked by several large transactions. According to a report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data provided by Thomson Reuters, a total of $13 billion was invested […]

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Venture Capital Deal Size Growing

July 10, 2014

The first half of 2014 was good for companies in the late stages of their venture capital financing cycles.  Data published by financial research firm Preqin shows that the average deal value for late stage financing almost doubled in the first six months compared to last year. Home rental site Airbnb, and on-demand ride hailing […]

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Venture Capital Workforce Down 60 percent in Past 10 Years

May 30, 2014

New data published in the annual publication of National Venture Capital Association’s Yearbook brings to light the challenges faced by the venture capital industry in recent years. According to the report, there has been a stunning 60 percent fall in the number of people employed in the venture capital industry during the last ten years. […]

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Q1 Venture Capital Fundraising And Investments Hit Multi-Year Highs

April 15, 2014

US venture capital firms reported their strongest quarter in fundraising since the fourth quarter of 2007 by raising $8.9 billion in the first quarter, more than double the $4.4 billion raised in the same period last year according to data published by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association. The funds raised were the […]

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Female Venture Capitalists From Accel and DFJ Launch Mobile Focused VC Firm

February 21, 2014

It is fairly well known that men far outnumber women holding investment positions in venture capital firms. A 2011 survey by National Venture Capital Association of nearly 600 professionals working in venture capital firms found that among those who identified themselves as investors, only 11 percent were female and an overwhelming 89 percent were male. […]

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Early Stage VC Firms Score Big in 2013 in Mixed Year for Venture Capital

January 29, 2014

Early stage venture firms provided the spark in the venture capital space last year with a total of 151 firms closing venture capital rounds, the most since the tech bubble burst in 2001, when there were 199 closing. These funds together raised $9.37 billion during the year, a 51 percent jump from 2012, which saw […]

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Number Of $100M+ Venture Capital Rounds Jumps

December 24, 2013

Data published by market research firm CB Insights shows that there is sharp increase this year in the number of venture capital financing rounds exceeding $100 million. So far this year, a total of 20 venture capital funding rounds have been in excess of $100 million, well above 12 such large deals in 2012, and […]

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Venture Capital Interest In Bitcoin Continues To Grow

November 6, 2013

Several prominent venture capital firms are actively looking at investment opportunities in the bitcoin industry. The four year old virtual currency whose value exploded from less than a dollar in 2011 to about $260 this year is in the watch list of several venture capital firms including Facebook backer Andreessen Horowitz, Twitter backer Union Square […]

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Corner Store 7 Eleven Gets Into Venture Capital Funding

September 9, 2013

Popular convenience store chain 7 Eleven has made a surprise entry into venture capital business with plans to invest in startups within the retail and food spaces. The Dallas based company best known for brands such as the Slurpee drink, and Big Gulp has set up a venture capital unit named 7 Ventures and has […]

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Smaller College Towns Do Well In Attracting Venture Capital

July 12, 2013

Some smaller towns with major colleges and universities are doing well in attracting venture capital when measured on a per capita basis. According to data published by author and researcher Richard Florida, small cities such as Boulder in Colorado, Ann Arbor in Michigan, Lawrence in Kansas, and Austin in Texas  figured in the 2012 top […]

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