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17 April 2014

US venture fundraising sees Q1 boostp

US venture capital fundraising doubled in amount in Q1 2014, over that raised from the previous quarter, with $9.6bn raised.

28 March 2014

Russian venture capital sees deal activity rise as exits mount upp

russia_moscow Around $653.1m of venture capital was invested in a total of 222 deals in 2013, and the number of investor exits almost doubled, with proceeds growing more than fivefold, from $372m to an unprecedented $2bn.

11 March 2014

US venture capital rebounds as distributions back to investors outpace contributionsp

Distributions from US venture capital funds rose to $6.3bn in the final quarter of 2013, amidst a healthy exit environment and overall strong after-market performance.

3 February 2014

US venture capital industry optimistic over improved fund performancep

US venture capital fund performance continued to make gains across most time horizons, according to recent data, with the industry growing more optimistic about further improvement.

30 January 2014

Indian VCs turn cautious in 2013 as deal activity falls 18%p

Venture capital firms invested about $805m over 206 deals in India during the twelve months ended December 2013, 18 per cent lower compared to 2012 which witnessed 252 transactions worth $898m.

22 January 2014

Israel hits ten-year high for VC investmentp

It was a record-breaking year in 2013 with 662 Israeli high-tech companies closing financing rounds. In all $2.3bn was raised - the highest amount in the past ten years and second only to the $3.1bn raised by local startups in 2000.

17 January 2014

Internet leads the pack as US venture capital grows in 2013p

Venture capitalists invested $29.4bn in 3,995 deals in 2013, an increase of seven percent in dollars and a four per cent increase in deals over the prior year,

6 January 2014

Israel sees ‘dramatic’ boost in VC performancep

There was a dramatic increase in VC-backed exits, average deal size and average return-on-equity ratios in Israel, according to a new research report.

1 November 2013

Venture capital “dramatically outperforms” public marketsp

Venture capital performance improved “significantly” across nearly all time horizons up to the first half of 2013, with higher returns seen in the quarterly, one, three, five, ten and 20-year horizons.

23 October 2013

Confidence grows for Silicon Valley VCsp

Confidence in the sector improved for Silicon Valley venture capitalists in the third quarter, amounting to five consecutive quarters of increasing sentiment, a new survey has found.

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