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PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights – Venture Capital Funding MoneyTree Report – Q4 2017

PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights’ 2017 MoneyTree report highlights the latest trends in venture capital funding globally. 2017 was the second year that saw dollar funding top $70 billion, but deals declined for the third straight year, falling 4% from 2016 and reaching the lowest annual total since 2012. Total annual global funding increased nearly 50% in 2017, as over $164

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Bois Capital – Telco Software Mergers and Acquisitions Report (2015-2017)

Telco Software M&A Market – Sector Trends and Valuation Analysis (2015 – 2017) Market activity has perceptibly picked up over the last three years with transaction volumes increasing by almost 48% from 48 in 2015 to 71 in 2017. This is representative of a trend towards increasing consolidation by leading service providers, hardware manufacturers and technology players. While valuations shift

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Stanford Business School Paper – How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?

Inside the Secret World of Venture Capital The Stanford Venture Capital Initiative is quietly assembling a massive database from people who prefer to stay mum The authors develop a valuation model for venture capital-backed companies and apply it to 135 U.S. unicorns — private companies with reported valuations above $1 billion. They value unicorns using financial terms from legal filings

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WalletHub – Best and Worst Small Cities For Entrepreneurs to Launch a New Business (2018)

Here is a great study of entrepreneurial capitalism across the United States Personal finance website WalletHub analyzed data of more than 1,200 small-sized cities using 18 metrics, from investor access to labor costs, to determine this year’s best and worst small cities to grow a business. Here are the top 20 small cities in which to start a business: 1.

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