Venture dollars have shifted to early from late stage investing over the past several years. It is a shift that proved fastest in quick changing industry segments, such as the consumer Internet, and slowest in segments like semiconductor that are less dynamic.
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Quarterly, 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and 10-year returns favored late and expansion stage investing over early stage, according to the study released by the National Venture Capital Association and Cambridge Associates.
Startup Yummly is Cooking with $1.85M in Funding for its Semantic Food Search Technology from Intel, Harrison Metal
In June, I wrote about the food search site Yummly, which had raised some seed funding and was looking to close a larger round. Today, the company, which came out of private beta testing in June, announced that it closed on a $1.85 million seed stage round from Harrison Metal Capital (which led the funding), [...]
Listen to Goodwin Procter Partner Jonathan Axelrad tell it and it is easy to draw the conclusion that venture capitalists will regain early stage ground from angel investors. Axelrad, a 20-year vet of working in the venture capital industry, says traditional VCs appear to be scrambling harder now for early and seed stage deals than [...]