One-third of U.S. startups that raised a Series A in 2015 went through an accelerator
February 01, 2016
The proportion of Series A rounds completed each year by accelerator alums has increased YoY for the past eight years. Accelerators have thrived in general recently as their successful business models have enabled crops of their graduates to garner institutional venture funding. But that stream of capital is beginning to sputter as macroeconomic trends spark concern among investors. Will accelerator graduates see the YoY proportion of total Series A rounds drop for the first time in nine years?