In 2013, venture capital financing hit $29.2 billion across 3354 deals. Behind the continued surge in early-stage seed venture capital deals, 2013 marked the fifth straight year of record venture capital deal levels. On the funding front, venture capital funding levels increased in each successive quarter in 2013 and hit $8 billion in Q4 2013 across 849 deals – the highest quarterly funding mark since Q2’12 and a sign of potentially growing confidence throughout the venture ecosystem. Compared to 2012 and 2011, 2013 saw venture capital deals rise 3% and 9%. Funding increased 3% from [...]
When it comes to tech communities, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York rank almost 1, 2, 3 but as the world becomes more technology focused by entrepreneurship and innovation other communities are becoming making it known you don't have to move out West to launch your company. Tomorrow I'll dive into the conversation on Twitter with @blackenterprise and discuss emerging tech hotspots & hubs outside of Silicon Valley.
Feel free to join the us using the hashtag #DrivingInnovation.
When we look at the state of diversity in technology space the numbers are slim. The same goes for offline events and that's not just in Silicon Valley but across the country. Along with the growing digital divide communities are falling behind when in comes to the fast past world of technology and startups. One community looking to make a difference is Oakland, CA. Next to San Francisco, Oakland has watched San Francisco become the most innovative city in America but their community leaders are not standing idle and watching their neighbors, they are taking action and hosting Oakland's [...]
Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)