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On The Other Hand, Q1 2016 VC Stats

PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that venture capitalists invested $12.1 Billion in 969 deals in the first quarter of 2016. Investors moved toward more proven concepts as seed investing declined 10% from last quarter and represented only 3% of all dollars invested, while … Continue reading

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Where Angels Put Their Money

The Angel Resource Institute Third Quarter Report shows that angel money is going to: healthcare 30%; software 22.1%; commercial services 15.3%; pharma & biotech 4.2%; IT hardware 2.6%; andother 25.5%. The median seed stage valuation has risen to $4.0 million … Continue reading

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Now Is the Time to Ask For Money

Exits make for good entrances. Knowing that there is a strong IPO market has led to the largest increase in startup funding in 15 years per the Wall Street Journal. Investment in U.S. venture capital backed companies hit $15.7 Billion … Continue reading

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Room For Crowdfunding As VCs Retreat

Although venture capitalists invested more money (much more) in the first quarter of this year, they are abandoning seed deals in favor of later stage transactions. More evidence that crowdfunding is necessary to fill the financing gap. PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that … Continue reading

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Participate in “Crowdfunding” Via Incubators

One way to manage the risk of crowdfunding is to have the  “experts” vet your investments. There are a number of incubators or accelerators that now accept investments from “accredited investors.” One such is TechStars* that claims to provide “seed … Continue reading

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