Here are some highlights from our coverage over the past week:
As we found out with Fab—a company that was valued at $1 billion before being purchased in a fire sale for $15 million—the valuation that VCs place on a startup may not be all that significant. With this idea in mind, we compiled a list of companies that have achieved an actual exit of $1 billion or more. Click here to see the ten startups that have gotten there the fastest.
By investing in startups and providing liquidity for VCs through acquisitions, Salesforce has played a big role in the VC ecosystem. As rumors of its own acquisition swirl, we examine what effect such a deal would have on the venture industry: click here to read more.
Did you know the sixth-largest venture capital market in the U.S. since 2010—in terms of deal flow by state—has been Pennsylvania? Click here to see the most active investors in the state (premium users can get the full list here).
Digital media companies BuzzFeed and Business Insider have both garnered some serious VC interest. Since their respective Series A rounds in July 2008, however, BuzzFeed's valuation has swelled to $850 million, while Business Insider's is less than $200 million. Click here to see a comparison of the two companies' financing histories and social metrics.