Tag Archives: Venture Capital

NVCA Report – Record Amount of Venture Capital Investments (Q1-2018)

Investment into venture-backed companies is already on pace to experience another record-breaking year in 2018, according to the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, the authoritative quarterly report on venture capital activity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem jointly produced by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Coming off multiple years of record fundraising, just over $8 billion raised in 1Q 2018, a

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights – Venture Capital Funding MoneyTree Report – Q4 2017

PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights’ 2017 MoneyTree report highlights the latest trends in venture capital funding globally. 2017 was the second year that saw dollar funding top $70 billion, but deals declined for the third straight year, falling 4% from 2016 and reaching the lowest annual total since 2012. Total annual global funding increased nearly 50% in 2017, as over $164

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Draper Cygnus Wins Support in Argentina – LAVCA

Congrats to LAVCA members NXTP Labs, Draper Cygnus, and Jaguar Ventures for selection by the government of Argentina’s Fondo Fiduciario para el Desarrollo de Capital Emprendedor (FONDCE) to receive US$12 million each in funding. Mariano Mayer, National Secretary for Entrepreneurs and SMEs at the Ministerio de Producción, announced the winners at the inaugural Foro Argentino de Inversores on Nov. 29

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Temasek Venture Group Vertex Raises $210 Million for Southeast Asian Deals – Bloomberg

Venture arm of Singapore’s Temasek targets Southeast Asian, Indian startups The venture capital unit of Singapore’s state investor has raised $210 million to invest in early-stage tech startups in Southeast Asia and India, focusing on consumer internet, financial technology and enterprise technology firms. This is the first time Vertex Ventures, an arm of Temasek, has allowed outside investors to participate

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Venture Capitalists Investing in Premium Snacks and Drinks – Eater.com

Fancy Snacks Are Having a Moment. Venture Capital Wants In Artisan popcorn and vegan protein bars draw millions of dollars from hungry investors. According to a 2017 research note by Goldman Sachs and Conde Nast, smaller “mindful snack” brands are showing strong momentum, gaining share in 62 percent of the top 50 packaged food categories. A Boston Consulting Group report

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MoFo – Quick Guide to Venture Capital Investment in Germany

The German venture capital market has almost doubled in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. With a number of indicators showing a continuation in that growth trend, Morrison & Foerster senior associate Robin Eyben outlined the factors making Germany an attractive VC market in the article “A Quick Guide to Venture Capital Investment in

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WSGR Entrepreneurs Report – Private Company Financing Trends (2017 H1)

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 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 2017, with the objective of identifying relevant trends in activity and valuation levels for the U.S. venture capital industry in general. They also

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NVCA Policy Paper – Outlines Pro-Entrepreneurship Tax Agenda

Justin Field, NVCA’s vice president of government affairs, explains NVCA’s four tax reform proposals, which are aimed at encouraging the launch of new startups and preserving US economic competitiveness. “We have a long way to go, but with strong coordination among our members and allies, we have a real chance to make new company formation the priority it should be

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