Entries tagged "NVCA"

DC Tech is no Silicon Valley, in fact it's no Boston, nor New York, or Austin Texas. As a region the DC Metroplex is consistently ranked as the #8 startup community based on Venture Funding by the National Venture Capital Association (by the way with all the hoopla and noise Read More

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According to a recent study by Cambridge Associations, as of the third quarter 2013, Venture Capital returns continued to improve due to a strengthening IPO market. Asset Class Qtr. 1 YR 2 YR 5 YR 10 YR 15 YR 20 YR US VC Early Stage*  6.1 13.6 14.9 7.0 7.6 96.5 43.5 US VC Later Stage* 8.9 21.4 15.7 12.2 11.7 9.1 11.7 US VC Mixed Stage* 6.2 15.4 13.1 6.8 9.3 7.8 13.6 US Growth Stocks* 8.5 18.9 17.3 11.9 13.4 NM NM DJIA 2.1 15.6 14.9 9.9 7.7 6.9 10.0 NASDAQ Composite** 10.8 21.0 16.8 12.5 7.8 5.5 8.3 S&P 500 5.2 19.3 16.3 10.0 7.6 5.3 8.8 * Pooled end-to-end return, net of Read More

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2013 Data According to the latest PWC Moneytree report, DC finished the 2013 raising just over $1.5B, more than double the 2012 total of $750M. Among all regions tracked in the survey, DC jumped from 10th place to 5th. Yet before you #DCTech cheerleaders break out the champagne, you might want Read More

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Liquidity is derived from available investable cash. For startup investors liquidity comes in two forms, exits and new cash investments from limited partners. Profitable exits provide the positive returns to justify strong enough Limited Partner (LP) confidence in the asset class to pony up more cash into Venture Capital funds Read More

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In Q3 2013 53 DC Tech companies raised $446M dollars. The top 14 companies raised over $400M leaving the remaining 29 with under $40M of scraps. Hotel  Invested   State  Evolent Health  $      99,999,900  VA  Clarabridge  $      80,000,000  VA  Virtustream   $      40,000,000  MD  Edgeconnex Inc   $      33,000,000 VA Brown Investment Advisory  $      27,820,000  MD  Gliknik Inc   $      27,635,000 MD Optoro   $      18,000,000  MD  Vidsys  $      15,650,000  VA  Audax Health Read More

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Looks like 2013 isn’t going to break any records in VC funds raising money. VCs in Q3 last year had raised $16.4M which is $5M higher than the 11.4M raised so far this year. How will this effect startups raising capital? Time will tell. According to the NVCA: New York, October 7, Read More

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Sorry DC Cheer Squad but your gut feel isn't born out by Data. DC Startup funding is not keeping up with the overal US trend. Read More

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Q2 was the best quarter for IPOs in recent history. 21 companies went public last quarter, the highest number since the second quarter 2011 which also saw 21 IPOs.  Since 2009 only the 4th quarter of 2010 had more IPOs producing a total of 26. In terms of dollar value of Read More

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