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January 25, 2016

state of venture capital investment across Scandinavian and nordic nations

"state of nordic nation venture capital investment"

The Nordic or Scandinavian nations of Norway, Sweden and Denmark  accounted for 2.1% of total global Venture Capital  invested in 2015  and  made up for 2.2% of the total  global VC deals
Among the largest deals recently in this region were start ups " SPOTIFY, TRUSTPILOT AND IZETTLE
In 2015 Nordic nations received 1.48billion euros of  venture capital investment , a growth of 40% over 2014.  Out of this  267 start up deals were funded  finally by the VC

lists of 10 start ups in france that saw the biggest vc investment

If you are looking at incubating a start up and not sure where to base you start up at Europe, look twice at France. France is the second largest VC market in Europe after the UK. If you take Scandinavia to be a single market then France comes in at 3rd place .

In France the government plays a very active role, at the national level, and it includes start up as a priority with  a cohesive policy (40 measures). These include a fiscal  tax freeze for all  start ups

France gov recently created  crowdfunding law allowing startups to raise up to €1 million and govt incentives to lauch start ups with grant of €30,000 to launch a new venture;

" 10 start ups in france that saw the biggest venture capital investment "


In 2015 France received VC and PE worth more than 2.4 billion Euro through 371 VC deals.The country  accounted for 2.1% of total global VC investment  and   represented 3% global VC deals

France also scores well in terms of " doing business".In 2014, only 4.5 days were required to found a company in rance, versus 6 in the UK and 14.5 in Germany (Doing Business, World Bank)

Among some of the French Govt incentives has been creation of
1) a €200 million French Tech Acceleration fund for Startup accelerator program;
 2)€500 million “Large Venture” fund for venture capital
3)€600 million of Regional Innovation Subsidies and another €600 million for the European Innovation Grants

January 23, 2016

the biggest start up investment by vc firms in united kingdom

"biggest UK VC firms investment across start ups"
The above chart shows the list of VC backed investment  in united kingdom along with the biggest deals and investment across start ups, which were backed by UK biggest venture funds  

the most active venture capital firms by start up funding : north america vs europe

5 biggest VC investment in north america

New Enterprise Associates (NEA) was the most active investor in North America in Q4’15, topping the most active investors for the third straight quarter. 

General Catalyst Partners ranked second, while Andreessen Horowitz rounded out the top three followed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield &Bayers and Greycroft Partners as the  most active North American VC firms.
Meanwhile Accel Partners, Foundry group,Google Ventures,Greycroft  Partners,first Round capital and Sequoia  Capital  rounded up the top 10 most active venture funds across the region

"most active top 5 venture capital investors by region

High Tech Gruendferfonds, Mercia Fund Management group were the top  most active venture fun investors across Europe.

They were followed by Earlybird  venture capital , NorthWest Fund for Biomedical  and Northzone Venture Capital  to form the top  5 most active venture fund investment group in Europe.

Meanwhile others which  made up the top 10 list were Index Ventures,Octopus Ventures, Point Nine Capital,Draper Espirit, 500 start ups and Wellington Partners

ecommerce, consumer internet ,mobile apps emerging as fastest start ups growth story in India

"top 10 sectors in india seeing highest investment funding"

Data from NASSCOM predicts by 2020, India will be home to 11500 startup which would employ 2,50,000 jobs. Currently, India’s has 3,100 startup 

"indian cities with highest start ups"

"biggest top 5 VC investments in indian start ups"


Bangalore accounted for more than 55% of total start up business in India.India's capital and financial centreDelhi and Mumbai were no 2 and 3 . But Bangalore was ahead by miles , when it came to start up ecosystem and VC interest and ease of doing business in the city along withe other  intangibles of emerging start up business

Bangalore attracted $2.43 billion (Rs15,189 crore) worth of funding in 2014, of which as much as $1.7 billion was invested in e-commerce. Meanwhile Consumer Internet,mobile apps and ecommerce have emerged as fastest growing  start up sectors going by VC interest and  the number of deals that has been gone through 

The 3rd chart shows the list of prominent venture capital investors who have invested across Indian start ups.Among them are Helion ventures ,Sequoia Capital, Blume ventures,Kalaari Capital , Accel Partners, Matrix Partners,Tiger Global, IDG ventures, and Softbank who have invested in   Indian  start ups  across  diverse sectors such as eCommerce, Online services, Mobility, Enterprise Software and Outsourcing.

January 21, 2016

January 20, 2016

top 10 venture capital investors with a stake in the billion dollar start up unicorns

"the movers and shakers of VC funded billion dollar star ups"
SEQUOIA  CAPITAL, KLEINER PERKINS ,ACCEL PARTNERS AND GOLDMAN SACHS are among the biggest 5 VC investors  who have a investment across the world's hottest billion dollar unicorn start up clubs

"the top VC fund houses invested across billion dollar start ups"

This chart sums up ' the hottest VC investors" who have their hand on the pie of worlds top 150 billion dollar start up clubs.The combined valuation of 2016 biggest 150 unicorns exceed $525 billion . Incidentally all the VC funding players are the ones that have invested early,spotted a potential start up early and have stayed invested..The chart also shows which are the top 10 VC funding firms have,    surprisingly good hit rate when it comes to "spotting businesses with sustainable revenue model.

January 19, 2016

January 18, 2016

money transfers and point of sales start up eccostem

"money transfers and point of sale start ups"

Featured above are the key start up players across  POS ( Point of sale and money transfer services )

Online payment services: Startups including Stripe and WePay that help businesses move their payments-processing online and make it more available, secure, and inexpensive.

Billing automation and streamlining: Zuora and Paymentus, among others which help automate financial processes and billing.

Point-of-sale payments: iZettle, Revel Systems and others offer point-of-sale products and services, including card readers, stands, and digital storefronts.

 Among the pubic companies Square has put more of an emphasis on small business lending and financial services

 Personal payment services: Start ups  like  like MobiKwik and Affirm focus on providing consumers with more convenient payment platforms. niches.

Bitcoin payments: Companies like Coinbase and BitPay that use digital currency to make payments faster and more secure

vc investors pumped in $58 billion across 4380 start ups,with 74 megadeals

" top 10 biggest VC investment in start ups"

The biggest VC deals 

In 2015 software was VCs’ favorite sector in 2015 ($23.6 billion invested in 1,763 deals), followed by biotech ($7.4 billion across 475 deals).

"global vc investment and start up funding in 2015"
latest data on  Start up Funding shows that VCs invested $58.8 billion across 4,380 deals in 2015. The dollar total eclipsed the 2014 mark by $8 billion, but investors did 61 fewer deals last year, according to the end-of-year MoneyTree Report which was  prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. Also according to  data from Thomson Reuters. VC and equity capitalists poured more money into private companies last year than they had since the height of the dot-com boom in 2001  ( VC investment last year was the second highest amount sunk by Venture Funds in the last 20 years .source )

2015 also saw  megadeals megadeals” (deals of  $100 million or more) . Last year here were 74 such deals in 2015, up from 50 the year before)

the top 10 VC investments across integrated payments industry

" list of VC investments across payments start ups"

list of start ups across online  payments and apps"
The chart above shows the biggest  Venture Funding across Integrated Payments ecosystem.
Also shown here are the  start ups along with the " investment details"   including the amount of funding  these top start up  payment companies  have received from the  VC investors

Almost all payment start ups accounts for  a significant portfolio of  VC investments
Leading the table is SQUARE with over $716 million investment led by Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins , Sequoia and Tiger Global Management

For example Index Ventures has invested in 4 out of the top 10 companies: Zuora, Adyen, iZettle, and TransferWise. Some of the other investors who have funded multiple top 10 companies include Andreessen Horowitz (3), Khosla Ventures (3), Greylock Partners (2), and Sequoia Capital (2).Bitpay

the biggest 10 start up leaders across e-payments

biggest online payments start ups ranked by insight score

SQUARE,MOBIKWIK , TRANSFERWISE,STRIPE AND WEPAY  are among the biggest start ups across the e payments vertical. These are ranked by  CB Insights’ Company Mosaic score(s public data and predictive algorithm),  names in the  electronic payment industry start ups. Most of the start ups above fall into one of two categories: point-of-sale solutions or secure payment-processing.

Traditional online payment solution involves the combination of a merchant account and a payment gateway (like, CyberSource, Merchant One, and eWay amongst others).The next evolution of payment solutions (like PayPal) combined the merchant account and payment gateway into one solution.

However both of these above solutions often redirected off of your website to pay for an order, creating a less favorable checkout experience. This is where companies like Square,Mobikwik and Stripes have started to disrupt the market.Both Stripe and Square recently received multibillion dollar valuations and Stripe recently struck a highly publicized deal with Pinterest, in which Stripe will power Pinterest’s “Buyable Pins” feature.

Affirm offers loans and payment plans for large purchases, while MobiKwik aims to serve as a mobile wallet.Square and iZettle  both offer credit-card readers and point-of-sale solutions for small businesses

January 17, 2016

the revenue model of uber's explosive growth :

" uber valuation compared to other unicorns"


" how uber revenue model works "

Uber’s rise has been extraordinary, from  start up in 2012 to worlds biggest unicorn in  2015, In less than 4 years years Uber has  created and nurtured a  commodity like " Taxi hailing service"   and made it into one of the most envied start up giant in less than 4 years

  • Today the uber economy straddles  the  most parts of the world which powers the $40 billion ride-hailing  aggregator service 
  • Uber was founded as "UberCab" by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2009 and the app was released the following June. 
  • Uber expanded internationally for the first time
    in 2012. In 2014, it experimented with carpooling features  Klout ranked the San Francisco-based company as the 48th most powerful company in America in 2014
  • By the end of 2015, Uber was estimated to be worth $62.5billion. Uber has received  funding worth  8.61B in 13 Rounds from 52 Investors.( crunchbase data)
  • Among the early investors were Google Ventures who invested $258 million in 2013. The Chinese search engine Baidu has invested over $1.2billion and Fidelty has invested a further $1.2billion in Uber

periodic table of 144 start up unicorns whose valuation exceed $400billion

" periodic table of the start up unicorns"

"15 biggest start up clubs with over one billion dollar valuation"

The year 2015 saw 16 new start up companies which became a member of the exclusive unicorn club, the elite league with over one billion dollar valuation. Out of the  16 unicorns ,5 of them have international operations.

While every US unicorn raised money in a late-stage financing round at their $1B+ valuation, 2 of the 5 international unicorns raised at a mid stage round.

In 2015 there were a total of 144 Unicorns, which is arranged in the form of periodic table, whose combined valuation  exceeds  $400 billion

start ups funding by industry and countries

"start ups fundings by industry and countries"

"list of start up funded by VC across the world"
Internet web services , consumer products and Entertainment are among the most  funded start ups ,followed by healthcare, lifesttle and Software.
New York saw the highest number of start up funding with 17.7% start ups being invested and backed by VC's, followed by California and Florida.
In terms of top 3 nations which highest number of start ups being  funded, US, India and France had seen the highest among  of start ups being funded  by VC investors ,followed by Brazil, Israel and UK.

5 indian start ups who raised 2nd funding round within 6 months

"Indian start ups that got its 2nd funding round within 6 months"" the making of india as the world's 3rd biggest start up nation"

The above chart shows the list of Indian start ups that got its second round of funding with 6 months,Among  them are

  • Furniture rental service urban clap, the online grocery chain Grofers
  • Education and Training start up " Simplilearn" .
  • On demand  grocery delivery startup pepper tap
  • Online food ordering start" Swiggy"
  • Messaging app "Lookup"which connects local merchants  and customers
  • Online baby and kids store" FirstCry" 

January 15, 2016

top 10 venture capital fund that spotted the highest number of unicorns

"top 10 venture capital fund that spotted the highest number of unicorn's"


These are the top VC firms who invested  at the right time   and spotted these multi billion ideas ahead of everyone else . Union square venture,,Sequoia Capital and Benchmark Capital are among tj top 3 Venture funds which invested on the  business model which  has today become a unicorn ( multi billion valuation ) . Their hit rate of spotting them is showed as  percentage

December 12, 2015

Hottest technology start up cities across the world

The chart below shows a global start up map,across the world with the hottest start up market by nations .Berlin jumped an impressive six spots to #9 overall and had 20x the average growth of all startup markets. Zalando, Europe’s largest online-only fashion retailer raised $668 million in an IPO to value the company at $6.8 billion overall. Meanwhile, Rocket Internet had the biggest IPO since 2007 in Germany, raising $2 billion.

 "The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015"
Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
 The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 report ranks the top 20 technology startup ecosystems in the world based on Performance, Funding, Market Reach, Talent, and Startup Experience
Performance is based on the funding and exit valuations of startups headquartered in the ecosystem, and Funding represents the amount of investments by venture capitalists and the time it takes to raise capital.

December 6, 2015

the secret of VC funding: one of the best presentation of the state of start ups

Why do some start  startup gets funding, whereas others fail.Here is a presentation that  explain the secret sauce behind start up  funding.  A must see  presentation on how to get funding for start ups.Here's a look at the main points