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Boom times: Venture capitalists pour $15 billion into startups in Q1 - GeekWire

Boom times: Venture capitalists pour $15 billion into startups in Q1 - GeekWire | VC Stories | Scoop.it

We've officially hit the end of the first quarter, and with that comes data about venture capital investments. The first out is PitchBook, which notes that $15.4 billion was invested in 1,348 deals during the quarter.

That’s up from about $12 billion in 1,856 deals for the same period last year.

While the first quarter haul is a big one, it does not compare to the dot-com boom days. According to the MoneyTree Survey, more than $22 billion was invested in each quarter during 2000.

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Ricardo Agostinho's curator insight, April 2, 2014 9:42 AM

Os números inspiram o fortalecimento das comunidades empreendedoras no Brasil. Não há nenhuma dúvida quanto à importância das startups para o desenvolvimento econômico que tanto desejamos. 

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What The Heck Does “Traction” Really Mean To A VC?

What The Heck Does “Traction” Really Mean To A VC? | VC Stories | Scoop.it

Nearly every entrepreneur has heard the refrain, "Get back to me when you have some traction,” while seeking funding. From an unsophisticated investor, this response might be a non-confrontational way of saying "No." However, when uttered by most Venture Capitalists (VCs) it conveys a desire to obtain validation of your venture's value proposition from dispassionate, objective third parties. In this context, your "value proposition" is defined as the utility you claim users will derive from your solution.

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