The startup world is chattering about the increasingly narrow path from angel to VC funding. How will the crunch affect women-led companies? By Jessica Stillman (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0) Whether you respond to them with concerned hand-wringing or something like Darwinian glee, here are the facts. # Deals 2009 2010 2011 2012 YTD Seed/Angel 472 [...]
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By Grace Nasri (Managing Editor, FindTheBest) Venture capital funding hasn’t hit the peaks of early 2000 but is going strong, particularly in Silicon Valley and for software companies. Analysis of venture funding from a variety of data sources revealed some interesting facts about last quarter’s deal flow. Last quarter, venture capital firms invested $6.95 billion [...]
By Tina Baker (Contributing Writer, Forbes) Early stage funding for startups is getting complicated. In the past several years, many companies have raised initial seed funding through convertible loans instead of selling shares. In this type of funding, the loan, together with interest, automatically converts into the shares a company sells in its next funding [...]