2019 Could be a Record-Breaking Year for Venture Capital

April 29, 2019

Friday’s GDP report was somewhat of a shocker.  Gross domestic product grew by 3.2%. Quite healthy by most any measure.  Contrary to popular economic opinion, economic growth is strong.  There is absolutely no evidence yet of a recession. Could the strength in the overall economy show up in venture capital markets?  The answer is yes.  […]

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An Awesome Start to 2019 – Can the String Continue?

April 15, 2019

The first quarter of 2019 was an awesome start to the year for growth equity funds.  According to data from Private Equity International, growth equity funds saw $24.9 billion in fundraising.  The $24.9 billion is the strongest start to a year in the past ten years.  Prior to 2019, the strongest start was 2011 at […]

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Why are PE and VC investors steering away from opportunity zones?

April 1, 2019

Why are PE and VC investors steering away from opportunity zones?

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Who are the Top 10 Investors in Blockchain?

March 18, 2019

Blockchain is all the rave in today’s early-stage investing world.  If you are in any way interested in the future of money or accounting or ledgers, it is impossible to avoid a discussion about blockchain. Given the popularity of blockchain, can you guess which entities are the top 10 venture capital (VC) investors in blockchain? […]

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Some Thoughts on 2018 Results Heading with 10 Months Left in 2019

March 4, 2019

We’re a couple months into 2019, which means we are just now starting to get final 2018 figures.  Let’s see how well you know what the 2018 venture capital landscape looked like. First Question: How much did U.S.-based venture capital-backed companies raise in 2018? U.S.-based companies raised an astonishing $99.5 billion this past year.  Will […]

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Private Equity: Is the Edge Still There?

February 18, 2019

Private equity: is the edge still there? If you’re a private equity professional, this question is probably instills one of two feelings inside you. First, it could strike fear into your heart as you attempt to raise funds for new investments.  Why would people invest in an illiquid asset class if the promised return is […]

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Taking Stock of Where VC was at the End of 2018

February 4, 2019

If you were asked how the venture capital (VC) industry performed in 2018, what would you say? Red hot? Slowing? Just starting to boom? Sick of San Francisco? Private equity and venture capital data provider Pitchbook recently released their accounting of the state of the VC industry at the end of 2018. Here’s a look. […]

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2018 was a Massive Year for Buyouts

January 24, 2019

2018 was lots of things to lots of people.  Some may remember the year as the year America gained back respect from China by addressing its unfair trade practices.  Others may focus on the terrible fires in California.  Others may wish to focus on the positive, such as the amazing PyeongChang Winter Olympics.  Still others […]

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Who are the 25 Most Valuable Startups in the U.S.?

January 7, 2019

Every now and then we enjoy looking at the most valuable startups in the U.S.  It provides perspective and sometimes inspires awe at the state of American ingenuity.  Without further adieu, the list follows. But, before looking, can you guess which companies show up in the top 5?  Where would you guess the most valuable […]

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Could Take-Privates Spike in 2019?

December 24, 2018

In an interesting speculation on the state of the private equity universe, Adam Lewis of private-equity data provider Pitchbook is out with an interesting look take on the “take-privates” activity.  In particular, he speculates that the take-private activity will spike in 2019. Some Background Before getting into the reasons why take-private activity could spike in […]

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