Here's a recap of our VC content from the past week:
• Venture capitalists and athletes share many qualities, from being a team player to the ability to focus and perform in high-stress situations. Maybe that's why so many athletes turn to Silicon Valley when their playing days are done. Here are eight of the most prominent athletes that have made the switch.
• Amidst plateauing global equity markets, hedge funds poured into the VC asset class in recent years. According to data in the PitchBook Platform, overall activity peaked in 3Q last year, but has since taken a dive. We broke down the data behind the fall; find it here.
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• Y Combinator held its Winter 2016 Demo Days this week, showcasing the next wave of startups and their technologies. The accelerator has helped many major companies get their start; here are some of the most notable Y Combinator graduates.
• Founders Fund has reportedly raised more than $1 billion for its latest vehicle, becoming the most recent VC firm to assemble a mega-fund, even as overall venture investment is seemingly cooling down. Check out our story on the rise in mega-funds here.