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Young companies embrace the JOBS Act: VCJ

Venture-backed companies have rushed to take advantage of the JOBS Act, particularly its provisions permitting confidential filings and a period to test the waters of the investment world, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.

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Down Rounds Go Up in Silicon Valley

A new study from Fenwick & West found that 22% of the deals in the second quarter had a lower per-share stock price. Only 11% of deals were down rounds in the first quarter.

Series A Crunch Worsens

Fenwick & West’s annual seed financing study found that the Series A crunch has worsened. The survey found that 45% of companies receiving seed funding in 2010 raised a Series A funding by the end of 2011. But only 27% of companies receiving seed funding in 2011 had raised a Series A funding by the end of 2012. What’s more, nearly a quarter of companies funded in 2011 raised follow-on seed financing compared with just 12% the year before.

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Private Company Valuations Remain Strong in Silicon Valley

Venture investing across the nation fell in the fourth quarter, but you would never know it by looking at private company valuations in Silicon Valley. They were strong, with up rounds exceeding down rounds by an expanding margin and average deal prices rising, particularly in later rounds. This news comes from the Fenwick & West’s quarterly deal study.

Angel Survey From Fenwick & West Finds Rounds Increasing In Size

The seed stage environment has undergone changes in recent years as it seems more angels are actively pursuing startups and raising institutional-like funds. In part, the angels have no shortage of young companies to go after because many Internet companies and mobile app developers can launch with far less cash than in previous years. The […]

West Coast, East Coast Investment Rivalries Heat Up

So where is the best place to start an Internet or digital media company? Is it Silicon Valley? Or is New York the new epicenter of the digital revolution? You probably have your own opinion. Here is the one from Dave Broadwin, a partner at the Boston law firm of Foley Hoag. Foley Hoag’s quarterly […]

VCs More Upbeat As Up Rounds Rise

There are few more certain measures of venture sentiment than an enthusiastic up round, and these more hopeful financings are on the rise. According to the latest Fenwick & West analysis, up rounds saw a noticeable increase in the fourth quarter. The law firm’s survey, released Thursday, found that 67% of deals were marked higher […]

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