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Global angel and seed investment deals up by 375% in the last five years

Early stage venture capital investment has boomed globally over the past five years, according to investment tracking group Preqin, but follow-up series A funding has dropped slightly.

A Preqin report shows that the number of annual angel/seed venture capital investments has increased 375% between 2008 and 2012, while the number of annual series A financings has fallen by 5% across the same period.

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Record Investment in European Venture Capital in 2013

2013 was a bumper year for small European companies with investors throwing record levels of capital at the region’s start-ups, data has shown.

Some €6.3 billion ($8.3 billion) was plunged into venture capital in the continent over the last 12 months, according to data monitor Preqin, marking a 37% increase on the €4.6 billion committed in 2012. The number of deals also rose by 8% to 1,352 from 1,250. This represented ...

Interview with Michael Culligan, head of Ireland’s federation of business angel networks...

How is the relationship between HBAN and the innovation centres?

HBAN (the EBAN Federation Level Business organisation for Ireland) and the Irish BICS have a very close working relationship. In fact the first visible/formal business angel networks in the Republic of Ireland where established by the Irish Business and Innovation Centres and managed by Dublin Business Innovation Centre. The operation of these networks ...

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Tips & Advice for Angel Investors

66 Things That Make a Great Venture Capitalist

When we ask what makes a great Venture Capitalist, we should look at the answer from the entrepreneur’s perspective, because I have not met a VC who was successful by not backing great entrepreneurs.

Of course, VCs have their own internal metrics of success (e.g. IRR or Cash-on-Cash), but these are outcomes of having worked with, and backed great entrepreneurs. There is no other way to getting returns on money invested. <...

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