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Venture Capital Funds: Who Raise more Money in March 2014

After seeing what a good month March was for companies raising funding, let’s see if it was equally favorable for Venture Capital and Private Equity firms (hint: YES!) Who Raised More…Starting at the low end Ysios Capital is based in Barcelona and funds early- and mid-stage healthcare and biotech companies in Europe and North America. Ysios BioFund II, which closed at €100M, will be invested in up to 15 portfolio …

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Top Startups Rounds March 2014

As the first quarter of 2014 was coming to an end, several companies were announcing big rounds of funding, leaving most of the previous month’s investments in their shadow. While the top investments of December 2013 and January 2014 were $250M (Lazada) and $350M (Dropbox) respectively, the top figure for March was bigger than the two combined! Now let’s have a look at a selection of the companies that raised …

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Online Dating Sites Top 10

With more and more hours of our lives spent online, it’s no wonder that online dating sites are so popular. A few of them started back in mid 90’s, but nowadays there are thousands to choose from. Many sites make use of complex algorithms to try and match you with people with similar world views and opinions. There are also dedicated sites to different demographics, from single parents and vegetarians …

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VCs and Funds that raised money in February 2014

Remember how back in December and January some VC / private equity firms announced funds of close to, or even above $500M? Well, February was no different! Let’s have a look at the biggest investments… Date Name Amount 07/02/2014 MezzVest €585m 26/02/2014 Intervale Capital $495m 28/02/2014 Abingworth £225m 20/02/2014 Google Capital $300m 03/02/2014 Brookside Mezzanine Partners $250m 26/02/2014 Consilium €95m 19/02/2014 Mayfield $108m 26/02/2014 Georgian Partners $100m 06/02/2014 Enlightenment Capital …

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Venture Capital investments by industry Jan 2014

While most of us were recovering from the holiday season and trying to stick to our new year’s resolutions, others were already busy announcing the results of their latest rounds of funding. About Venture Capital investments by industry in Jan 2014, we have data of a total of 369 companies and VC/private equity firms that raised funds. Unfortunately some of them are very secretive and don’t share the amounts, but luckily …

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Venture Capital Investments January 2014

The year 2014 started very well indeed for some companies, that were successful at raising funding – and even more so if the amount happened to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars! Here are the Venture Capital Investments on January 2014 Venture Capital Investments January 2014 (most funded companies) Date Name Amount Series 20/01/2014 Dropbox $250M 04/01/2014 Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund $200M 06/01/2014 LegalZoom.com $200M 24/01/2014 Harry’s $122.5M …

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Kickstarter most funded Startups from UK

In the recent years, crowdfunding has become a viable option for startups to raise funding for their new products. Indiegogo was among the first platforms, having been launched in early 2008, and is still popular. Kickstarter was launched in 2009, and is probably the best known platform of its kind, though dozens of others have been created since. The most funded Kickstarter project of all time is currently the Pebble …

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Los Angeles Startups: Top 100

Though Silicon Valley may always be the ultimate startup hub, in the recent years Los Angeles has become increasingly popular place for entrepreneurs. Some perks include more agreeable weather, cheaper property prices, top universities and sandy beaches. A part of its coastline has even been dubbed “Silicon Beach”. The current mayor, Eric Garcetti (elected in 2013), has admitted to being a tech-geek and is keen to help and grow the …

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Let’s find the market before the idea

Most Startups begin from a “I could really use a…” or “It would be great to be able to…” moment. Then (hopefully) follows a brief period of market research, before the entrepreneur starts enthusiastically building the product. There’s also another way to go about it. Instead of first having a product and then finding a market for it, first select the target market and then create a product that the …

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