The recent reports by PitchBook and the Silicon Valley Business Journal indicate that 2017 will be a healthy year for Venture Capitalists. Experts believe that the Venture Capital (VC) industry is coming back to “normal” levels after the boom of activity in 2015.
Interestingly, there was a lot of talk recently about the VC funding cooldown which raised concern about the Series A funding crunch. The recently published 1Q 2017 PitchBook report confirms that angel and seed financing continued to decline in 2017, and it is getting more difficult to secure Series A financing. In fact, first-financing activities have been falling since the middle of 2015. (more…)