This infographic shows the power of social media and what social media marketing can do for your business.
What’s been your business’ most successful social media strategy?
The most important things employees are looking for in a great workplace aren’t big salaries and lots of vacation time; they’re looking for other long-term benefits in the workplace, like flexibility, development opportunities, and recognition for their work.
What do you do to make your workplace better for your employees? Or if you work at a startup, what changes would you like to see in your office?
Here is a top 25 ranking of corporate VCs in the U.S. since the start of 2013 to May 30, 2014, based on data from PitchBook. The rise of corporate VCs in the early-stage means that, in addition to tracking traditional venture firms and angel investors, startups must keep a closer eye on the most active corporate VCs for funding opportunities.
This infographic shows how startup funding works from angel round to IPO, and how entrepreneurs normally split the pie with investors.
We’re helping out with a research study on angel groups in the UK.
The study is being conducted by Tiago Botelho and Prof Colin Mason from the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School, and should allow us to see how our members see syndication in general and how we can improve our network.
We’d be really grateful if any UK angel investors could take the time to complete the survey (it is completely anonymous and should take around 10 minutes).
Here is the link for the survey, which will be open until the end of June: https://qtrial2014.az1.
Also, it would be great if you could share this link with any other UK angels that you know.
The rise in venture capital funding in 2013 is proving that the industry still has legs despite hitting a post-recession trough in 2009. Venture capitalists invested $29.4 billion in 3,995 deals in 2013, an increase of 7 percent in dollars and a 4 percent increase in deals over the prior year, according to the PwC/NVCA MoneyTree™ Report.
Last year VC firms invested $11 billion in the software sector, according to a report from advisory firm PwC. Check out this chart to see the other top sectors where venture capitalists were putting their cash.