VCs continue backing high priced deals in 1Q

Venture capitalists around the globe appeared to continue pouring money in high priced deals in the first quarter, according to market monitors PitchBook. Globally $22.9 was invested, a 26 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago.

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Corporate VCs may be slowing their investment pace–VCJ

Corporate VCs put more money to work last year in the United States than they had in the previous 14. In Q1, they could be taking a breather, as their investment pace seems to be slowing, although the trend is masked by the giant SpaceX funding.

Tech Coast Angels sets record last year with $16.4 mln invested

For the Tech Coast Angels, 2014 was the busiest year ever, with $16.4 million placed in 61 deals, according to a press release. Both capital dispersed and deals funded set records for the group, which was formed in 1997. Investment dollars were up 12 percent from 2013, the release stated.

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Year in review: Security breaches fueling more deals

A flurry of security fundings toward the end of 2014 helped to emphasize the point that the security sector is a hot one for VCs to invest in. No surprise, given the number of hacks that have occurred over the last year, including those involving retailers Target and Home Depot and most recently Sony Corp. […]

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VC investing last year most since 2000

Venture capitalists ended 2014 with a bang, putting $13.8 billion into U.S.-based startups in the fourth quarter and lifting the year’s investment total to $52.1 billion. The year was the largest for venture investments since 2000.

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