WSGR Entrepreneurs Report – Private Company Financing Trends (2015-Q1)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) presents the latest edition of The Entrepreneurs Report. In this issue, they have compiled a range of data on venture financing transactions in which the firm was involved in Q1 2015, with the objective of identifying relevant trends in activity and valuation levels for the U.S. venture capital industry in general. The report also features the conclusion of a two-part article on the shift from participating to non-participating preferred stock in recent years, with this installment focusing on why choosing the latter is in investors’ economic best interest. In addition, the report includes an article from Recursive Capital Managing Member Eric Ver Ploeg on the shift of venture money to a smaller number of large deals.
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