Startup Digest

Venture Capital

January 13, 2017

In 2016, VCs raised more money, but invested less. What does that mean for entrepreneurs?

Venture Capital Startup Digest is curated by:
Yohei Nakajima

Yohei Nakajima - Director of Pipeline, Techstars

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PwC & CB Insights MoneyTree Report - Q4'16


Direct link to the PDF report by PwC & CB Insights on Venture Capital activity.

4Q 2016 Pitchbook-NVCA Venture Monitor


Another analysis of the venture industry, this one required you provide your email, etc.

Venture Pulse Q4 2016


Direct link to KPMG's venture analysis report for Q4 2016 in PDF.

Report: U.S. Venture Funding Fell 11 Percent in 2016

Salvador Rodriguez - Inc

U.S. venture capitalists invested $76 billion in funding rounds in 2016, pinching their wallets after splashing out $86 billion in 2015.

Why Strategic Investment Isn't Always A Good Strategy For Startups

Sunny Dhillon - Forbes

Sunny Dhillon from Signia Venture explains the downsides of taking strategic investments.

VC Firms Are Raising Money Like It’s 1999 (They Just Aren’t Spending It)


U.S. VCs raised $41.6 billion in 2016, the biggest pick-up since 2001.

Online Venture Capital Firm Makes Returns Public

Erin Griffith - Forbes

FundersClub published a quarterly breakdown of its returns in an effort to bring more transparency to venture capital performance, a historically un-transparent area.

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