Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What the Evolving VC Market Means to Startups Raising Capital

Posted By: George Deeb - 4/09/2014


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Boy, how times have changed for the venture capital market over the last decade. Here are a few of the overriding trends (according to data collected by the National Venture Capital Association over the years):
  • The number of VC firms has materially reduced
  • The mix of VC firms has polarized away from the middle, and towards early stage or late stage
  • The amount of venture capital dollars raised by funds is materially lower than historical levels
  • The capital raised is dominated by the monster size-funds focusing on later-stage investments, creating any early-stage gap
What are driving these trends?

Read the rest of this post in Forbes, which I guest authored this week.

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