Oldies but goodies.

Corporate Investing

Earlier this week, the NVCA release venture investment by corporate venture funds.  According to the report, corporate venture groups invested $5.4 billion in 775 deals to U.S.-based companies in 2014. Additional data released shows: Corporate venture accounted for 11.0% of all venture dollars invested and 17.8% of all venture deals Investingcorporate_1

Open IPO Window

Yesterday, the NVCA and Thomson Reuters released data showing the number of venture-backed companies going public in 2014 posted the best full year for new listings since 2000.  While an IPO exit is typically the most lucrative for investors, a strategic acquisition (M&A) can result in a very positive outcome IPO WindowIPOwindow_1

2014: Year of the Mega-Deal

As 2014 wraps, CB Insights takes a look at the 25 largest tech deals that raised $9.25 billion.  Not only was 2014 the year of the mega-deal, it also marked the year that mutual funds and hedge funds made significant investments in private, emerging technology companies. How do these investment Year of the Mega-DealVC_1

Corporate Innovations

Venture capital arms of corporations are becoming a larger segment of the venture capital asset class.  According to the MoneyTree Report by the National Venture Capital Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers, with data from ThomsonReuters, corporate venture groups invested $993.6 million in 176 deals in US-based companies in 3Q14. Below is additional InnovationscorporateVC_1

The Exit Window Is Open

In the third quarter of 2014, twenty-three venture-backed companies went public (IPO) and raised $2.6 billion, marking the sixth consecutive quarter to see 20 or more venture-backed IPOs, according to the Exit Poll report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).  Also reported for the third quarter Exit Window Is Opennasdaq_1

Q3 VC Investment: Down, But Still Up

Third quarter has wrapped and while the volume of deals and the dollar amount invested in U.S.-based startups has fallen, according the CB Insights, Q3 marked the third consecutive quarter when VC funding exceeded $9 billion.  The report showed that in Q3, venture firms invested nearly $9.8 billion in 879 VC Investment: Down, But Still UpVCinvestmentQ3_1