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02.14.2019

Growth rounds may be better than an exit

PwC and CB Insights put out their annual report on venture capital and it’s fantastic.  One of the slides buried way in the back discusses M&A of venture backed companies.  The insights are valuable so we’re posting the slide below.……

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02.13.2019

Attracting seed capital is harder than ever

PwC and CB Insights put out their annual report on venture capital and it’s fantastic.  A few trends jump out that are remarkable, with big implications for founders now and VC in the future. Venture funding up, deals down.  Checks……

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02.12.2019

The right level of dev spend

We looked at the R&D spend of tech companies at IPO and in prior years (usually Series B to D rounds) to answer the question ‘what is the right level of spend on R&D’.  The data is below and varies……

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02.11.2019

Why your startup should be on the coasts

As much as I hate to say it, unfortunately the Midwest and South are as overlooked as ever by venture capital.  We received a great presentation from the NVCA that reviewed the venture capital market in 2018.  The slide below……

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02.07.2019

Venture investing is getting harder

We received a great presentation from the NVCA that reviewed the venture capital market in 2018.  One of my favorite slides along with commentary is below.       New VC Funds.  The number of new VC funds in 2018……

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