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VC Recap: Stellar Year For Enterprise-Focused Funds; UAE Next VC Hotspot

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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:

Enterprise-Focused Funds Had Stellar Year. Although 2016 saw a drought of IPOs, it was a stellar year for enterprise M&A with over $65B in acquisitions. Read more

Edtech Venture Funding Down In 2016, But Still Tops $1B. A recent study by EdSurge, an edtech information firm, shows venture funding for U.S. education tech companies totaled $1.03 billion (in 138 deals) in 2016. Read more

Corporate Venturing Is Big Opportunity For Family Offices. These days, in the business world, all the talk is about innovation. Questions are often asked about how can companies continue to innovate after their initial good idea(s) and entrepreneurship begin to wane. That question has, even more, pertinence to family businesses, which are often run two or more generations away from the innovative first generation that propelled the business forward in the first place. Read more

2017 Is The Year Of First-Time Funds. To date, over 300 multinationals including Facebook and Amazon have tapped into Israeli innovation by setting up R&D labs in the country, usually to work on their most cutting-edge products. Read more

UAE Can Be The Next Hotspot For Venture Capital. What was announced regarding the new VC law is that it will allow VC funds to lend to companies. The Central Bank of the UAE has so far been the regulator regarding lending, but a central bank regulates to protect depositors of a bank and they are usually and understandably reticent to allow banks to lend to start-ups. Read more