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2017 VC Year in Review

I’ve heard many people in the VC space talk a lot about the market, ranging from investors talking about how difficult it is to find quality deals, to entrepreneurs complaining about the lack of investor appetite for high risk, high return ventures. 1,794 more words

Editorials

The loss of first check investors

Victor Basta hit a nerve with his article on TechCrunch last week describing the “implosion” of venture capital over the past 36 months. Using PitchBook data, he found that the total number of VC rounds committed to startups has declined from 19,000 in 2014 to 10,000 estimated for this year, even while dollars invested has remained mostly static. 784 more words

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Pitchbook Expands European Coverage

Company profile vendor Pitchbook added 171,000 European company profiles along with financial data and M&A transaction details to their public and private company dataset.  The new profiles cover France, UK, Germany, Benelux, Ireland, Sweden and Norway.   277 more words

Sales Intelligence

Here's why corporate venturing is to blame for the startup valuation bubble

Over the last couple of years, corporates have increasingly started launching specialized startup investment funds, accelerators and other financial vehicles- competing directly with VCs to invest in the hottest startups and tech. 1,745 more words

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The value of seed-stage startups just hit the highest point on record: $6.2 million

Early-stage startups have never been more valuable, at least on paper. Private-equity research firm Pitchbook reports that the value of venture-backed US startups has soared to new highs since their low point after the 2008 financial crisis. 351 more words

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