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Inside Venture Capital (Jan 23rd, 2019)

  1. What Kind Of Coach Do You Want?:  Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures (Twitter, Tumblr) reduces the question to whether one wants answers from the coach at all.
  2. The industry that technology forgot: Nicole Quinn of Lightspeed Partners (Zola) discusses the market gap where senior citizens could be served.
  3. How Banks Woo Rich Heirs: Silicon Valley Tour Ending at Dive Bar: Bloomberg discusses the tech industry’s networking practices.
  4. Today’s VC Graphs look into the growth in funding for Midwestern startups, excluding biotech/health.
  5. Alvotech (Reykjavik, Iceland), monoclonal antibody biosimilars: $300M led by Morgan Stanley.
  6. Globality (Menlo Park, CA), B2B marketplace for global service management: $100M D from SoftBank. Valuation is reportedly close to $1B.
  7. Wynd (France), POS for restaurants and physical retail: $82M from Natixis, Sofina, BNF.
  8. The top funding category was Biotech/Health for $402,100,000 raised over seven deals.
  9. Today’s average round came in at $27,022,222.
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Today's VC Reads topics include a report on Silicon Valley's networking, the world's most respected companies, VC predictions for SE Asia, and more.

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Funded companies today include an enterprise accelerator, a car insurance API provider, a platform to enable women to share knowledge, and more.

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From late 2014 to early 2017, both the number of rounds and the average round followed a downward trajectory.

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Though sporadic, post-IPO funding is extremely prevalent in this group. 

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VC funding growth was driven in the last year by series B and C, with contributions from new entrants.

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The decline in funding round was driven by fewer fundraising opportunities for new entrants, a trend which has continued in the last year, albeit at a slower rate.

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Today's funding total was divided into 12 categories.

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Inside VC's writer/curator Stephen currently lives in Berlin and is pursuing a Master's degree in philosophy. He otherwise enjoys cooking Indian/Southeast Asian cuisine, received his Bachelors in NYC, and lived almost two years in Bucharest.

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at Inside.com, game-master at Screen Junkies), Krystle Vermes (Breaking news editor at Inside, B2B marketing news reporter, host of the "All Day Paranormal" podcast), and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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