Chart – Top 10 Industries Raising the Most Venture Capital

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.

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Infographic – How to test Landing Pages

Your website’s landing page is one of the most important aspects of online marketing.  A landing page is the first page a visitor sees, and affects the decision of users, whether to go ahead with the purchase or not.  To have a high converting landing page, you should keep testing your page until you find the content, layout and design that give the best results.

 

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Barbara Corcoran’s Angel Investor Checklist

Shark Tank star and angel investor shares the hard-hitting questions she asks entrepreneurs before investing in their business.

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The Top US 10 Cities Of The Year For Private Tech Acquisitions

PrivCo has released its 2014 Private Tech Company M&A Research Report.  The report included a Top 10 Ranking for private tech acquisitions, with Silicon Valley ranking as the #1 metro area with 281 private tech company acquisitions in 2013. Ranked just behind it were New York (Ranked #2) & San Diego (Ranked #3). Interestingly, up-and-coming tech hubs like Chicago, Austin, and Atlanta are challenging traditional leaders like Boston, which fell to the ninth spot on this years report, despite being Ranked #3 in last year’s Top 10 U.S. Cities For Private Tech M&A.

 

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Infographic – How To Succeed In E-Mail Marketing – Go Mobile

Email marketing is here to stay, that much we know for sure. But how is it changing? Mobile may be the single biggest disruptor for email marketing and companies that don’t ensure their campaigns are responsive will lose subscribers.

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Infographic – Does the UK inspire fast-growth businesses?

Creating a fast growth business isn’t easy. It takes an innovative idea backed up by great execution from the right entrepreneurs and the right team. Does the UK inspire this kind of innovation? With 4.9 million private businesses vying for attention, sales and growth in the country, it looks like it does. But what do you think?

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Jeff Clavier on how to be an Angel Investor

Leena Rao interviews SoftTech VC Jeff Clavier about the way he became an angel investor and how to become one yourself at Disrupt SF 2011 day three.


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Distribution of Venture Capital Deals in the US by Industry, Q1 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, software companies also received three times the number of deals of the next closest industry category, Media & Entertainment. 46% or 126 software deals were completed in Q1, compared to 40 in Media & Entertainment. Biotechnology companies were third with 8% or 22 deals. The following graphic provides a comparison of deals by industry for Q1, 2014.

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Top 5 US Angel Investors Over the Last Year

Angel investors have been playing a pivotal role in the American economy for almost half a century, particularly in shaping up the technology industry. Silicon Valley, for instance, has been built and developed by and on the foundations laid by many angel investors. All major tech giants today were start-ups at one point in time.

This infographic shows the Top 5 US Angel Investors of 2013.  Between them, they have invested in more than 700 start-ups so far, out of which more than 150 were in 2013 alone.

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