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Global VC Post Financial Crisis

Global VC Post Financial Crisis
No matter your stance on the great Bubble debate, 2014 was a relatively remarkable year for those involved in the venture capital industry. Overall there was an increase in investing, valuations and fundraising. There was also a huge trend for industries to consolidate. Last year, about 4% of the firms who raised any funds accounted for just less than half of all capital raised. This led many to think that the VC industry was beginning to decline and shrink. However, after much research, most VCs continue to be excited about how their opportunities are lining up especially when it comes to tapping into the upcoming transformative tech companies. Read the rest of this entry

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Austerity and the European Economy

European money

Euro Money

Current Economic State in Europe

The European economy has experienced extreme economic trouble due to the recent worldwide economic crisis and has yet to embark on a recovery.  The economy is expected to shrink in 2013 for the second consecutive year.  The European Central Bank announced the region’s banks planned to repay less than half of expected amount of low-interest loans from last year and Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Britain’s government bonds from its top AAA rating.  While many countries around the world have suffered from the economic downturn, Europe has continued to struggle and has yet to show progress towards revival. Read the rest of this entry