Category Archives: Financing

National Venture Capital Association – Opinion on Tax Reform Bill And Entrepreneurship

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The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) issued the following statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, unveiled the House Republican blueprint for tax reform. “The tax code impacts the entrepreneurial ecosystem in two major ways—one in which tax policy has been effective and second where reform is

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Venture Capitalist Pioneer David T. Morgenthaler Dies at 96

David T. Morgenthaler, a pioneer and icon of the American venture capital industry, died on Friday, June 17, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 96 years old. Mr. Morgenthaler founded the firm Morgenthaler Ventures in 1968 at a time when few venture capital firms existed. As President and, later, Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), he was instrumental

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Investment Community Honors the Life of Venture Capital Legend Tom Perkins

Thomas Perkins, 84, has died. He was one of Silicon Valley’s pioneers, with a career spanning entrepreneurship, the management of major corporate activities and most importantly, venture capital. As a venture capital investor he played a key role in creating and financing the launches of some of the most interesting and innovative businesses in the world like Google, Amazon and

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Bain Report – Global Private Equity (2016)

Bain’s Global Private Equity Report 2016 offers a comprehensive view of the challenges that private equity investors face following a decade of volatility and change, as well as what it will take to succeed in 2016. In 2015, private equity turned in another surprisingly solid year against the backdrop of a global economic slowdown, increased volatility in public equity markets

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Kleiner Perkins Podcast – Roadmap For Pitching Your Startup

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In this episode of Ventured, Aviv Gilboa deconstructs venture capital for entrepreneurs raising a round of financing. Aviv spoke with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) partners Randy Komisar and Eric Feng about how they evaluate startup pitches and entrepreneurs who walk through the door. Throughout the discussion, they discussed the number of factors, both quantitative and qualitative, that go

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NVCA Report – Corporate Venture Capital Deals (Q3-2015)

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Corporate Venture Participation Jumps to Over One Fifth of All Venture Deals in Third Quarter Corporate venture groups deployed $2.3 billion in 240 deals to the startup ecosystem during the third quarter of 2015, accounting for 14.1% of all venture capital dollars invested and 21.5% of all deals, according to the MoneyTree Report™ from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National

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Stanford Business – What is the economic impact of venture capital on US economy?

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New academic report measures the impact of venture capital funded companies by Ilya A. Strebulaev Stanford Graduate School of Business, Professor of Finance Director of The Emerging CFO: Strategic Financial Leadership Executive Program Will Gornall Sauder School of Business Assistant Professor, Finance Division Over the past 30 years, venture capital has become a dominant force in the financing of innovative American

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AngelList And CSC Upshot Raise $400 Million To Invest in Start-Ups

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CSC Upshot, a new venture capital firm, has raised a $400 million fund to invest in start-ups on AngelList. This partnership creates the largest fund dedicated to seed-stage startups. CSC Upshot will primarily invest in syndicates led by angels and other venture capital firms on the AngelList site. It’s part of the CSC Group, one of China’s three largest private

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How Confident Are Global Venture Capitalists? NVCA Deloitte Global Venture Capital Report (2015)

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The Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey is an annual survey of venture capital, private equity and growth equity investors around the world. The survey covers: investor confidence in global investing, fund-raising, IPOs, and government policy; changing views on the global economy, from a couple of years ago to today and looking ahead; and sectors and sub-sectors that are prime for

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