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VC Recap: Everything LPs Need To Know About VC In 2016

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Introducing Trusted Insight's Venture Capital Recap, a compilation of the most important venture capital news from this week. Here are the stories you may have missed:

A Review Of VC In Europe & Israel In 2016. Total VC investment volume into Europe and Israel in 2016 was $14.5B, up from $12.1B in 2015, and increase of 20%. Read more

Few Startups IPOed In 2016, But The Ones That Did Soared. Just 14 venture-backed tech companies went public, according to Dealogic. This compares to 25 last year and the 40+ we saw in each of the five years before. The last time we had fewer tech IPOs was in the 2009 financial crisis. Read more

Venture Capital Sees Promise After Tight Year. Investors who once poured money into the nation’s startups with abandon began to tighten their belts last year. The amount of money that flowed into U.S. startups fell in 2016 for the first time in four years as the number of deals struck tumbled to their lowest levels since 2011. Read more

Why Most VCs Are Later Stage Than They Think | Podcast. Charlie O’Donnell is the founder and sole partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, the first venture capital fund based in Brooklyn, who manage $23 million across two funds. Prior to founding Brooklyn Bridge, Charlie worked at the prestigious First Round Capital, with the likes of Josh Koppelman and Union Square Ventures with Fred Wilson. Read more

How Much Did LPs Commit To Venture Capital In 2016? Record amounts of investment were channeled to startups in 2015, much of it coming from “tourist investors” like hedge funds and mutual funds. The sudden increase in available capital drove up valuations across the industry and birthed a seemingly never-ending string of new unicorns (companies privately valued at more than $1 billion). Then came 2016, a year that could be described as dedicated to managing the effects of 2015’s funding craze. Read more