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If you want venture investment in 2017, you should be big or successful already

Venture capitalists have gotten pickier even as they continue to pour billions of dollars into promising startups.

There were 279 funding deals in the Bay Area in the first three months of 2017, down 52% from a recent peak during the second quarter of 2015, and the lowest quarterly number since the end of 2010, … 114 more words

2017 is the year your startup gets funded

Nathan BeckordCrunch Network Contributor

Nathan Beckord is the CEO of Foundersuite, a venture-backed startup that makes the leading CRM and investor update tools for entrepreneurs who are raising capital. 1,980 more words

PitchBook brings company financial data to its mobile app

Finding financial data, particularly for private companies, is no small task. It usually requires a solid BS detector for researching online and a network of knowledgeable sources to bounce numbers off of — not something that can easily be done over coffee or in the middle of a meeting. 384 more words


2017 is the year your startup gets funded

The turn of the calendar is cathartic for entrepreneurs — there’s something about starting a new year that inspires folks to launch a new startup, build a new product or raise capital. 2,044 more words


These Two Universities Have Graduated the Most Venture Capital-Funded Female Startup Founders

Two universities soar above the competition when it comes to producing venture capital-backed female founders.

According to new data released Thursday from PitchBook, a venture capital and private equity research firm, Stanford’s undergraduate program and Harvard Business School have graduated the most venture-capital backed female entrepreneurs out of the top 20 schools for women founders that were analyzed in the study. 437 more words


SharesPost announce that 30% of unicorns will sell or IPO for less than $1B

About 30% of unicorns in the US will sell or IPO for less than $1B, according to investment firm, SharesPost; the findings were extracted from its own proprietary data, along with details from PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association; the report also suggests the average unicorn has been around for roughly seven years, while firms that IPO have been around for 10 to 11 years.

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