Here's some of our venture content from the past week:
• The venture downturn continues to spark alarmist headlines, but the S&P 500 has made gains of late and some of the more recent venture-backed companies to go public have seen their stock prices recover. Check out our latest VC Liquidity Report, which dives into datasets on exit activity by sector, region and size and features a segment on liquidity in private markets produced in collaboration with Nasdaq.
• Autonomous cars are a big deal. Apple, Uber, Tesla and many others are investing hundreds of millions into R&D for new technologies in the space. General Motors just made the sector's first massive acquisition, buying Cruise Automation for $1 billion.
• One of the most shocking stories of the week was the news that high-volume investor Intel Capital is reportedly looking to sell up to $1 billion worth of its venture assets. Click here to see where Intel ranks among the most active CVCs.
• Venture capital invested in the U.S. dropped nearly 40% from 2008 to 2009 in the height of the financial crisis. But as bad as the investment climate was, several companies came out stronger, eventually exiting at massive valuations. Here are 6 companies that grew out of the flames.