To make sure everyone is up to date, here is a recap of our recent VC content:
PitchBook raised $10 million from Morningstar! We are incredibly proud of the journey we have been on, and even more excited about what is next. Make sure to read our CEO's post about PitchBook's growth and his unique philosophy on startup culture here.
Did you know that one-third of U.S. startups that raised a Series A in 2015 had gone through an accelerator program? Also, the proportion of Series A rounds completed each year by accelerator alums has increased YoY for the past eight years, showing the growing amount of influence these programs are having. Check out what else our analysis found.
Ecommerce is booming, just look at Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and its 22% 4Q sales growth. VC investors (1,654 since the beginning of 2011 to be more precise) are pouring money into the industry as well, hoping to fund the next ecommerce giant. Click here to see the top VC investors in the sectors. Already have a PitchBook Platform subscription? Find the entire VC-backed ecommerce dataset here.
Zero. That's how many VC-backed IPOs were completed in January as part of a one-month-plus dry streak. Our data shows that was the first time not one IPO happened during a month since September 2011. Click here for our breakdown of what this could mean for the industry.
Edtech has been gaining a ton of momentum with investors recently as the platforms have grown beyond just targeting K-12 and undergraduate education to websites offering classes in subjects like language, coding, photography and animation. See the highest valued edtech companies here.
Which way is the tide turning for European VC? Capital invested shot up in 2015, though deal count dropped by almost 30%. Check out these charts we pulled from our latest European Venture Industry Report and decide for yourself.