A nice insight onto the European Venture Capital landscape from our friends at PitchBook. Check out the infographic below:
You can read their short analysis of the data here
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that 2016 brings you all sorts of success and happiness.
As we intrepidly sally forth into the New Year, I thought it would be worth glancing back at the state of startups in 2015 in the hope that a bit of retrospective nous will help us go more boldly into 2016.
San Francisco-based VC firm, First Round, which specialises in providing funding for seed stage tech companies (including Uber, Square and Warby Parker) is my resource for this one. In their concise 2015 review they collect the opinions from hundreds of startup founders with the aim of understanding what it meant to be a member of the community in 2015.
Their insightful review shows what founders think on a variety of questions including:
Will it get easier to raise funds in 2016?
Who is the most admired leader in the startup space?
What’s a startup founder’s biggest fear? And why it’s a mistake…
Here’s the link: State of Startups 2015
Research firm PitchBook reviewed its venture-capital database of more than 13,000 founders and ranked each school by the number of graduates who went on to launch venture-backed companies over five years ending August 2014. It also calculated the total number of startups founded by a college’s alumni and total capital raised from each institution.
Check out the top 50 undergraduate colleges churning out VC-backed entrepreneurs and innovators.
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.
CNBC’s Julia Boorstin reports venture capital firms had their strongest fundraising Q1 since 2007.
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.
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.