Category Archives: Financing

National Venture Capital Association – PitchBook Venture Monitor (Q3 2016)

Venture Investors – $15 Billion to More Than 1,800 Companies in Third Quarter The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and PitchBook recently launched the inaugural PitchBook Venture Monitor, a brand new quarterly report to serve as the definitive source of information on U.S. venture capital activity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. According to the Venture Monitor, nearly 2,000 investors deployed close

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Fenwick – Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey (Q3 2016)

For more than four decades, Fenwick & West venture law firm has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation. The venture law firm analyzed the terms

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Angel Capital Association – Three Recent Exits Were All Luis Villalobos Award Winners

The Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world’s leading professional association for angel investors, recently announced that three recent winners of the association’s Luis Villalobos Award, have achieved milestone exits, all within one month. Since 2010, ACA’s active 13,000+ member angel investors have nominated the most innovative of the thousands of startups they fund for this award. Competition is stiff and

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SBA and Grameen America – Providing Microloans for Entrepreneurs

Innovative microloan partnership to deliver $2.5 million in transformative loans to underserved communities In the United States, nearly 1 in 7 people live in poverty. The federal government defines poverty as a family of four living on $23,500 or less. Many of these families work hard to make ends meet, often employed at unpredictable minimum wage jobs. Even working full-time

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Brookings Report – Startup Accelerator Programs in the United States

Richard Florida writing for CityLab.com asks, “How Do Startup Accelerators Help Cities?” and since accelerators are growing rapidly across the U.S., “But does that mean governments should get involved?” Cities have long sought to bolster their innovative and entrepreneurial capacities. In an effort to spur startup activity, many U.S. urban areas have developed tech centers and innovation districts, lured venture

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Latin American Venture Capital Association Launches News Platform

In partnership with Telefonica Open Future_ the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) launches a News Platform that covers breaking deals, investor perspectives, research, and other curated news from the Latin American venture ecosystem. Venture investors have deployed over US$2.1 billion in Latin America since 2011, increasing deal activity year-on-year, according to LAVCA’s Latin America Venture Capital

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WSGR Entrepreneurs Report – Private Company Financing Trends (2016 1H)

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 the first half of 2016, with the objective of identifying relevant trends in activity and valuation levels for the U.S. venture capital industry in general.

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San Diego Venture Summit  – Meet Venture Capitalists In Southern California

Venture Summit is the largest annual gathering of VCs in Southern California! This year at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront 600+ people will gather to meet 40+ Cool Companies, and hear speakers from top tier venture funds from Jackson Square Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Maveron, ElevenTwo, Revolution Ventures, Mercury Fund, Emergence Capital, Microsoft Ventures, and Mithril. WHEN: September 8, 2016

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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report – 95 Percent of Entrepreneurs Worldwide Finance Their Own Startups

The average amount needed to start a business in 2015 was just $13,000. In 2004, it was $54,000 and $65,000 in 2006. WELLESLEY, Mass., – The global financial crisis has left a lingering mark on entrepreneurship across the globe, with 95 percent of entrepreneurs relying on their own funding for startup ventures—this according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015-2016 Special Report

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

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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