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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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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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