Five top VCs predict the future

Five top VCs gathered Thursday evening at the Churchill Club’s annual Top 10 Tech Trends program to dispense a healthy dose of theories on what the future will bring.


David Lee leaves SV Angel

David Lee has left SV Angel, the seed fund he joined eight years ago and ran alongside angel Ron Conway. No explanation for the departure was readily available.

NEA leads $38.9 mln Series B funding in Intact Vascular

New Enterprise Associates led a $38.9 million Series B funding round in Intact Vascular, Inc., which develops medical devices for minimally invasive vascular procedures. Other participants in the funding included Quaker Partners, H.I.G. BioVentures and other existing investors. NEA Partner Justin Klein joined Intact Vascular’s board. Press Release Intact Vascular, Inc., a developer of medical […]


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.


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 […]


Due Diligence: A 12-Step program

With all of the talk about unicorns and start-ups, how are people to understand why VCs make the investment choices we make and evaluate the companies that get all of this money?


FTV invests $25 mln in Clearent

Clearent, a payment processing company, has raised $25 million from FTV Capital. Chris Winship, partner at FTV Capital, is joining the company’s board of directors.


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