Healthy year for angel investment as average round size and valuations start to climb.
A network analysis of the top investors serving on the boards of Tech IPO Pipeline companies helps us start to answer the question: Who are some of the best VCs out there? (Interactive network graph included)
1,825 private tech companies exited in 2013. Of these, only 1.04% were for more than $1 billion. Interestingly, the majority of exits (66%) had not raised institutional capital prior. On the back of an acqui-hiring binge, Yahoo was the year's most active acquirer. SV Angel and Accel Partners were the top investors among VC-backed liquidity events.
While often discussed and seen as an "international" and emerging market messaging app, WhatsApp was also consistently in the top 10 in the US within the social networking category
Mobile companies grab larger share of deals and dollars from angel investors in Q3 2013. Seventy-four percent of deals were completed in the angel groups’ home state.
Deal activity stays strong on the back of a continued surge in seed venture capital deals. NY hits deal and funding highs. Andreessen Horowitz, 500 Startups and Google Ventures top list as 2013's most active investors.
Corporate venture capital funding in Q3 2013 hit $2.1B as deal activity with CVC participation jumped to the highest level since the start of 2011. CVC deal sizes remain much larger than typical VC deals.
Angel investor median deal sizes fall while valuations hold steady. 3 out of every 4 deals are syndicated.
Q3 2013 sees VC deal count hit highest level since Q3 2001 (dot com boom). Exits also up with another solid quarter for venture-backed IPOs.
31 mostly early-stage startups have been acquired by Twitter since 2008. On average, acquired startups with funding raised just 2.4 rounds, with only six ever reaching the Series B stage.