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.
Angel investor Dave McQueen give his top 3 tips on how to deliver a perfect elevator pitch.
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.
Shark Tank star and angel investor shares the hard-hitting questions she asks entrepreneurs before investing in their business.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
This infographic was compiled from research by SCORE to determine if online advertising in the form of banner advertisements, paid social media promotions and pay-per-click (PPC) ads have offered significant value to small businesses and if they will continue to do so. It gives stats on how many small businesses currently use this marketing technique, how much they spend on online advertising, average click-through rates and the typical return on investment for ads placed on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.