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Are we in a bubble or not is the question on some LPs and venture capitalist minds. Regardless 2014 was record year in Venture Capital as $47.3 billion invested in 3,617 deals according to CB Insights. Today CB Insights released their U.S. Venture Capital Year in Review – 2014 report which you can download here.

Venture capital funding hit its highest annual mark since 2001 as venture investors participated in $47.3 billion across 3,617 deals. Even versus 2013, the past year was huge as venture capital skyrocketed 62% YoY due to multiple $500M+ mega-rounds while deal growth was more modest, climbing 8%. Of note, two quarters each – Q2’14 and Q4’14 – notched over $13B in funding.

This in-depth report analyzes financing and exit trends across U.S.-based rounds in which VCs participated as well as top investors, exits and deals in 2014. via CBinsights


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The essence of venture business by @Om Malik
The 104 Most Active Seed Venture Capital Firms via @cbinsights
Elad Blog: The 3 Types of “Platform” Companies via @eladgil
2015 Marketing and Technology Trends via @OpenViewVenture
Vivek Wadhwa: How Technology Will Eat Medicine by @wadhwa via @wsjstartups
Analyst To Angel: 12 Points on #Startup Advisory Boards – 2015 version via @adamquinton
The 12 Laws Of Entrepreneurial Power by @johngreathouse
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Free Ebook: The Guide to Mockups
Should Startups Blog£ An Essay (with Data) to Decide Once & For All via @NextViewVC
Critical Tasks to Complete after Raising Seed Capital via @NextViewVC
Design Your Company Culture Like The World’s Largest Hedge Fund — David Teten
4 Ways to Use Psychology to Win Your Competition’s Customers – Nir and Far
A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Backchannel — Medium
How to Build a Million Dollar Business From Your Personal Brand
A mockup is worth a thousand PowerPoint slides via @jason
Why You Need Emotional Intelligence To Succeed via @Forbes
The Three Most Important Startups of 2014 – SEO’Brien
3 Questions about Founders as CEOs in SaaS Companies via @ttunguz
Three Questions to Ask Before Your First Angel Investment via SeedInvest Blog

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Today I had a chance to meet Glen McGowan, founder of Buckets Academy. I was introduced to Glen via a mutual friend. Glen shared that he recently relocated to San Francisco from LA.

We talked about the Bay Area tech culture, fund raising, sports and how he’s making an impact with Buckets Academy.

It was a great pleasure to meet Glen and I’m looking forward to following his journey in tech.