Billion-dollar venture exits still rare birds

Need more proof that a dozen – maybe 15 – private tech companies bring in the bacon each year to the venture business? Of the 1,824 tech companies that found either M&A or IPO exits in 2013, just 19 won billion dollar plus valuations.


Seed Funds Look Vulnerable to the Series A Crunch

Venture investors seem to have come to terms with the notion that a 1,000 or so seed companies may find their road comes to an end from the so-called Series A crunch. The next question is exactly which companies are most likely to run out of gas?

Tech Company Acquisitions Topped 6 A Day Last Year

During the year, 2,277 private tech companies were acquired globally, according to a study from CB Insights. While most of the deals were relatively small, or completed without a disclosed transaction value, eight of the companies were purchased for more than $1 billion.

Venture Investors Pull Back in Q4

Venture investors pulled back during the fourth quarter with dollars going to startups falling 9% and seed investors becoming more cautious. The quarter saw renewed interest in health care investing and a dip in funding for Internet startups.

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