We’re already two weeks in on the new year but I’m still catching up on reading after spending the holidays exploring Asia and taking my family around Singapore. Below outlines a summary of great articles reviewing startups funded and availability to VC funding in 2014.
Review the state of Early Stage VC Funding
Jerry Neumann, early stage VC at nevus has published a very well written article on the history of venture capital. New insight into how we review and learn from the past.
Summarising the VC scene in Europe highlighting five points:
- Seed-stage deals are gaining momentum
- The funding gap starts at the seed round
- The series A and B crunches are bigger in Europe
- Less funding, longer burn for Series B in Europe
- Speed of investments
Part two follows on with interesting data and facts on which European countries are in the lead of producing and funding tech startups.
This summary is demonstrating that there’s definitely money floating around to fund tech startups growth.
A review of what the hottest startups were up to in 2014.
I hope you didn’t miss the alleged Apple cloned company Xiaomi’s insane fundraise in China
As a final look back check out below infographic from @Techinasia’s article summarising Asia’s biggest series A rounds.