This time last year, I was spending a lot of time in Keynote. I spent so much time putting that deck together, and at the end of the day an email conversation with Brad Feld and a handful of key questions were the “pitch” of our Series A fundraise. The deck turned out to be more for me than for investors, forcing me to meticulously organize my mind around what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and what it will … Read more.
People used to worry about the “IPO window” closing before they could get their company significantly far along to exit. Now, with the rise of massive private rounds from late stage private equity and crossover investors, startup founders and their investors have something new to worry about: Did you miss the unicorn window?
Sarah Catanzaro heads up the Mattermark data team, where she leads a team of three analysts partnered with 3 machine learning engineers to collect and clean massive amounts of company data. Last week, she spoke at the RJMetrics Datapoint Live conference to share a bit more about how we achieve scale through automation. You can also view the video of her keynote here.
By focusing on the real questions … Read more.
Each quarter, the analyst team at Mattermark puts together a summary of the past 3 months of deal activity in the US startup ecosystem to help investors get a sense of the overall market trends. This report takes a step back to examine the bigger picture alongside recent activity, to help you calibrate your gut feel for the markets with objective data. Download the 33-page free report here.
Q3 Trend in Focus: Capital Concentration
The key trend which continues to … Read more.
This post is part of our Startup Funding Benchmarking Series exploring the allocation, concentration, and macro trends in the financing of high growth startups.
While public markets ended the quarter in a struggle to rally off 52-week lows, private investment has continued to flow with the quarter-end mark of $21.9 Billion dollars deployed to U.S. private companies at the 2nd highest level since the beginning of 2010. Our original pace mark, based off activity in the first 4 weeks of … Read more.