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The Software Startup Sectors Raising the Most Capital in 2017 - Tomasz Tunguz

The Software Startup Sectors Raising the Most Capital in 2017 - Tomasz Tunguz | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
Relative to six years ago, most categories of software are still at least 50% higher in round counts, even if they are coming of their highs. This is an interesting trend because venture capitalists raised roughly equivalent amounts of money in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Despite this increasing amount of capital on investor’s balance sheet, 2016 was a slower year by round count. And this data implies that fewer earlier stage companies raised, which means there will be fewer Series Bs in 2017 and fewer Series Cs in 2018.

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VCs raised billions in Q1 even as they made fewest investments in 3 years - VentureBeat

VCs raised billions in Q1 even as they made fewest investments in 3 years - VentureBeat | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
On Monday, the National Venture Capital Association had reported that U.S VC firms raised $12 billion across 57 different funds to invest in startups, calling it the largest amount raised in 10 years. KPMG and CB Insights did not specify a figure for the amount raised by firms, but called the billions raised the most since the dot com craziness of 2000. Regardless of the final amount, we’re talking about a vast amount of capital ready to be invested. For instance, Founders Fund raised $1.4 billion for a single fund while Accel raised $2 billion across a pair of funds.

But with VC firms so focused on fundraising, they were apparently too busy to do much investing. In fact, U.S. deal activity slowed in Q1 with just $14.8 billion invested across1,035 deals. (For all of North America, the numbers were only slightly better: $15.2 billion across 1,101 deals.)
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Raising Angel Money vs. Venture Capital - David Cummings

  • VCs will require a larger target ownership percentage (e.g. 20-33%) of the company whereas angels are often fine with 1-5% (having a large number of angels could result in the same ownership percentage as a VC)
  • VCs will require a board seat (most often) and get heavily involved in the company whereas angels are often more hands-off and passive
  • VCs will care more about the company and fight harder to see it succeed (assuming they do their job)
  • VCs will work towards and require an exit, often within 5-7 years, whereas angels will expect a return, but are usually more flexible on timing and style (e.g. dividends, exit, etc.)
  • Raising VC money makes it more likely that tech banks will provide a large line of credit whereas raising from angels often won’t help with a bank line (bank lines are still available once the startup has a few million in annual recurring revenue)
  • Raising VC money is significantly more difficult than raising angel money


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Why every entrepreneur should consider a Mini-IPO - VentureBeat

Why every entrepreneur should consider a Mini-IPO - VentureBeat | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
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The Only 10 Slides You Need in a Pitch [Infographic] - Profs

The Only 10 Slides You Need in a Pitch [Infographic] - Profs | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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Dos and Don'ts When Meeting With a VC (Infographic) - Re/code

Dos and Don'ts When Meeting With a VC (Infographic) - Re/code | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it


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