With the number of seed deals exploding in the past couple years and a Series A Crunch underway (read our detailed report on the Series A Crunch here), we wanted to analyze which seed investors’ portfolios have the best chance at withstanding Series A funding woes based on their portfolio’s historical follow-on investment rate.
The Top 10 Venture Capital Seed Investors – Whose Seed Investments Most Frequently Raise Follow-on Capital?
While familiar names like Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock and First Round Capital are in the top 10, the top 3 Seed VC investors are less widely known firms.
After the IPOs of Zillow and Trulia, investors remain bullish on real estate tech companies as funding hits $391M across 71 deals in the last year.
With the economy recovering, investors are increasingly betting on opportunities to use technology to facilitate many aspects of the real estate process. Whether it is platforms for 3D real estate visualizations or real estate agent rankings or online marketplaces for both commercial office space and apartment listings, investors are increasingly interested in finding technology-enabled ways to disrupt this multi-billion dollar industry. Over the last year, $391M has entered the real estate tech market as YoY funding as deal activity jumped more than 86%.
Los Angeles is the home to most of the VC-backed YouTube Networks. Most active investors include Greycroft, Redpoint Ventures, The Chernin Group and MK Capital.
While Dreamworks’ acquisition of teen entertainment channel AwesomenessTV for $33M – with an incentives-based payout as high as $117M – was a big win for venture investors including Greycroft Partners and MK Capital, they’re not the only YouTube network out there. We identified eight additional venture-backed YouTube Networks that have raised venture capital financing for producing, marketing and/or distributing YouTube video content.
insider WhatsApp rumored billion dollar acquisition by Google suggests that mobile messaging firms backed by Institutional Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Union Square Ventures might fetch $200M to $875M if acquired today.
Rumors emerged earlier this month that Google was in talks to acquire WhatsApp for $1B. Based on WhatsApp’s rumored valuation and implied price/user multiple, we analyzed other private mobile messaging companies to forecast possible valuations for these other firms.
insider Rumors are circulating that this firm may file to go public as soon as next month.
YoY funding into the dev tools marketplace jumping 77% with YoY deal activity accelerating 47%. Early stage dominates the deal activity and international sees strong investment activity growth.
Developers use a number of tools to collaborate on, facilitate, and track their projects from bug tracking and API management to code sharing networks and mobile back-end services. Now, investors are starting to pour attention – and dollars – into a relatively young market we categorize as developer tools or any program or application that helps developers devise, debug, test, or in any other way support code. Over the past year, $646M has been invested into developer tools across 94 deals.
insider Three Cali companies are joined by firms based in NY, Texas and Virginia on our list of Tech IPO hopefuls. It's an eclectic lot - AdTech to eCommerce to IT Services.
Seven companies we'd predicted as IPO prospects have already exited for more than $2.56 billion. This is in just the 4 months since we issued the Tech IPO Pipeline Report.
Late last year, we’d issued a list of Tech IPO Pipeline companies – those which have valuations greater than $100 million and which might be on the road towards an eventual IPO. Today, we wanted to revisit the list to see how the companies have done in four short months. Interestingly, there have already been significant exits involving the companies as we detail below.
insider VC funding to the space has declined markedly while M&A activity has picked up. However, most of the acquisitions have been small-to-date, so can Flipboard, Prismatic or someone else buck the trend and exit big?
Venture capital funding into the news reading app space has declined markedly YoY while M&A interest in the news reading app space is heating up as large technology players look to provide content streams uniquely tailored to the mobile experience and/or to acquire talented teams familiar with mobile.