#Early Stage

Issue 22 - The End of VC as We Know It

  • The End of VC as We Know It

    The End of VC as We Know It The nature of VC is evolving - to gain a competitive advantage and de-risk their investments, forward-looking and innovative firms are recognizing the trends and adapting by: Embracing portfolio value-add strategies and de-risking practices, from building ecosystems to sales channel development and adding diversity/inclusion initiatives Adjusting their geographic perspective and focus Recognizing valuations for early-stage (Series A) companies have exploded as the amount of capital flowing into the ecosystem has increased significantly The top VCs are taking more and more share of the LP investment pie where 12% of VCs in the US accounted for 66% of the total raised in 2018 (Crunchbase).
  • European Venture Reaches All-Time High In The First Quarter Of 2021

    European Venture Reaches All-Time High In The First Quarter Of 2021 [Crunchbase] 2021 is shaping up to be a stellar year for startups in Europe. Investment in Europe startups tracked at $21.4 billion in the first quarter, more than double funding amounts year over year and close to double over the last quarter of 2020.
  • Early Stage / Series A Valuations Exploding

    Early Stage / Series A Valuations Exploding [SVB] “Seed is the new A, A is the new B” has been a common phrase for a while and for good reason. Over the past decade, valuations for early-stage companies have exploded as the amount of capital flowing into the ecosystem has increased significantly.

Issue 21 - The End of VC as We Know It

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