Why Underrepresented Entrepreneurs Don’t Have To Worry About The Looming Tech Bubble

We are not in a tech bubble, we are not in a tech bubble, we are not in a tech bubble, but the overall financial market will change being impacted by these three variables; the concern of a new president, more startups are taking longer to go public and the current state of public tech companies in the market. Various Silicon Valley tech investors have debated over the last year if we are in a tech bubble or not. Tech press/media has been keeping the bubble hype conversation flowing.

Last week a great article was published on Oz titled "What's Eating Silicon Valley" and challenges [...]

A Talk on Why Black Leaders Matter In Tech At SXSW Interactive 2015

SXSW Interactive 2015 will be held from March 13-17th and I'm excited to speaking on the topic "Why Black Leaders Matter in Technology". This will be my seventh time speaking at SXSW in the last eight years. The session will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 9:30am. Yes, that means don't party to hard on Friday night.

If the title looks familiar, that's because the talk is inspired from my USA Today article I wrote with the same title, "Wayne Sutton: Why black leaders matter in technology".

Below is the full session description:

The Why Black Leaders Matter in Technology SXSW [...]

U.S. Venture Capital 2014 Year in Review Report

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 [...]

2013 Venture Capital Financing and Exit Annual Report via CB Insights

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 [...]