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Angel investors pull back in 2014

Angel investors pulled back a bit in 2014 with fewer dollars going to U.S. startups. Investments still added up to a healthy $24.1 billion, but were down 2.8 percent from 2013, according to a study.

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Median pre-money valuations fall in A and C rounds in the first quarter

For several years, it seems, venture valuations and round sizes have been on a steady march upward. Here is some data running in the opposite direction. The law firm Cooley in its quarterly deal analysis found that median pre-money valuations for both Series A and C transactions fell in the first quarter.

Silicon Valley venture capital confidence index falls slightly in first quarter

The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index fell slightly in the first quarter of the year as venture capitalists become increasingly alarmed by the high valuations given to some portfolio companies. The index fell to 3.81 on a 5 point scale, according to University of San Francisco Professor Mark Cannice, who prepares it. While the […]

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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