Here's a recap of our VC coverage from the past couple weeks:
Roughly $21 billion of venture capital has been invested in healthcare during 2015 to date, $2 billion more than last year and easily a record amount. Much of that increase has come at the early stage, with Series A rounds alone taking in $4.1 billion. For analysis on 2015 venture activity in the healthcare space, click here.
In 1Q, VCs distributed $19.7 billion back to their investors, a figure that would represent 35% of all VC distributions in 2014. In our latest Benchmarking Report, we use data from the PitchBook Platform to explore recent PE and VC fund performance, including IRRs, return multiples, cash flows and more: click here for free access.
Bitcoin is again trading around $400, a solid rise from the $250 it fluctuated around for much of the year. VC investment is also beginning to take off for the currency. Check out the top VC investors in bitcoin-based companies here.
Lyft, Didi Kuaidi, GrabTaxi and Ola are joining forces in a partnership that will allow users to use a single app for all platforms depending on which of the companies is available in the user's location. The announcement came at the same time that it was revealed Uber is raising a new $2.1 billion financing that will be used in part to grow within China (Didi Kuaidi's territory). Click here for more coverage of the ridesharing space, including valuation data.