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
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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
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
Homophily refers to the tendency for people to form connections with others like themselves. This tendency has been found to occur broadly across age, race and political inclination. 397 more words
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