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May 11, 2015

Investment banking firms who managed the 10 biggest mergers and acquisitions

" leading 10 investment banking groups who have advised the biggest M&A deals last year."
The  top  finanical investment bankers who advised on the top 10 biggest M&A deals  last year

The chart shows the leading 10 investment banking groups who have advised the biggest M&A deals last year.Goldman Sachs managed M&A deals worth 939.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2014 Apart from Goldman Sachs, other leading M&A advisors worldwide in 2014 were JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and City. All of these investment banks assisted in merger and acquisition transactions of a value between 600 and 700 billion U.S. dollars in 2014.

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Global financial industry to spend 35% on mobile

May 10, 2015

with 656 deals worth $12.31billion,corporate vc sets to take on traditional equity investors



"2014 saw 656 VC deals totalling  a mamoth $12.31billion  "
2014 saw 656 VC deals totalling  a mamoth $12.31billion   
 

While the tech giants led by Google, Facebook, Intel has the advantage of having a sizeble separate venture funding investing arm which helps them to enter the market and invest in hot start ups early. This has led them to compete against the traditional equity investors.This chart by CB insights shows how seemingly almost every big tech company, including Cisco, Samsung, and Comcast, has its own VC entity. Even non-tech companies like Walgreens and 7-Eleven have their own VC arms. 

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376 start ups in Asia raised $11.5b via vc funding

Highest Ownership of tech devices 

May 9, 2015

US States ranked by number of tech start ups readying for IPO



"US States with the highest number of technology companies about to launch an IPO"
Which US states top tech IPO Pipeline  

California, New York and Massachusetts  are among the tops 3 states ranked by the number of technology start ups with IPO pipleline.Home to silicon valley with the big and the brightest of technology and human minds California  is right on top  as the leading state home to over 315 tech start ups  who are readying for an imminent  IPO.New York  emerges as the second by a huge margin with 69 start ups,while Massachusetts is ranked no 3 with over 44 start ups readying for IPO stage ( chart :cbinsights)

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376 start ups in Asia raised $11.5b via vc funding

Top 4  VC investors  biggest tech startups

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The tech IPO Timeline 2010 to 2015 : biggest investments and valuations


"VC backed IPOs with $1b valuation"


2014 saw over 588 technology companies raising a whopping $64.27billion across more than 2,700 financing technology deals. $24billion (38.4%) of that funding came in 2014.The 2nd chart shows the list of companies ( there are 42 companies) on the list that have raised a financing round at a real or rumored valuation of $1B or more.

Top 10 venture capitalist investment on food technology


"vc funding across food technology"

"US VC investment on Food technology"
The biggest  VC fundings across US food technology start ups

US VC-backed Food Tech companies raised $1.07B in 2014 up 272% YoY.The biggest vc investment  on food technology was backed by" Khosla Ventures"who have invested in food and grocery including Unicorn Instacart, and food brands Hampton Creek Foods and Unreal Brands, among others. 

According to CB insights "VC fundings in US have been spread across a range of food-related industries, including food delivery (cos like Instacart or Postmates), food replacements (Hampton Creek Foods, Soylent), and restaurant tech companies (E La Carte, Reserve), among others. Q4’14 was the largest quarter in the past two years driven by Instacart’s $220M Series C, as well as Hampton Creek Foods’ $90M Series C.

April 9, 2015

start up vc funding per deal dry up : has the tech3.0 bubble begun ?

Infographic: Startup Funding Shows Signs of New Tech Bubble | Statista

The  tech companies are  burning through too much cash and that the overall amount of risk currently taken on in Silicon Valley is excessive.A recent  Thomson Reuter data published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, businessinsider and CNBC have  predicted that the tech bubble might be reality by 2016.

  1. Though  VC  funding has increased.However in terms of the investments per deal, the number is abysmally low 
  2. The tech-heavy index is up nearly 5% on the year as it climbs to levels not seen since the Internet bubble burst 15 years ago. 
  3. Tech companies,  are bemoaning the scarcity in the tech sector  and admits hitting dead end "and are lobbying Congress to relax immigration rules.. 
  4. The wages in tech sector wages are rising too fast and too soon .Twitter svp/technology Chris Fry got a $10 million pay packet in his second year

March 11, 2014

Indian Mobile and web Classified Start Up" Quikr" valued at $250 million, raises $90million Funding


Swedishfirm Kinnevik to invest $90 million in Quikr"Online and mobile classifieds venture" Quikr" has raised $90 million ( 550 crore) from a group of investors led by Swedish investment firm Investment Kinnevik in a deal that marks the largest round of funding for an internet services company in India.


The investment was spread across two rounds, with existing investor Warburg Pincus providing the initial investment in September last year, according to a person with direct knowledge of the transaction. The latest deal, signed last week, values Quikr at over $250 million (Rs 1,530 crore).





The  Indian Internet space , along with increasing Mobile penetration is driving startups  to essentially base their business models into two broad  Spectrum – those trying to build products and usage organically, and those doing arbitrage (buying traffic from Adwords, and selling to advertisers


According to CEO of quikr , its gets 32million  unique visitors every month. Alexa shows a traffic rank of 13 in India and 276 Global rank which is certainly more than impressive. And thats where "the Brand' makes a difference  to investors .. Its not that their business model is unique .. but the sheer scale of traffic . which makes Quikr  as the number ' no 1 Mobile Classifieds site ( Justdial is not exactly into the mobile space .. its business started off as an Offline venture )


February 19, 2013

5 Years of The Mobile Internet : What The Future Portends


This multimedia presentation co-authored by KPCB partners Matt Murphy and Mary Meeker outlines and analyzes the top 10 trends defining the current worldwide mobile Internet industry. A compelling blend of market data and meaningful insights, the presentation takes a close look at the dramatic shifts and powerful factors changing the face of mobile computing as platforms like the iPhone and Android hit critical mass. Matt and Mary pinpoint today’s most influential trends, from the phenomenal ramp-up of social networking, to the huge promise of mobile advertising, to the revolution in mobile commerce

February 18, 2013

What Google Knew About the Asteroid Striking Russia


Google's Doodle might be for Fun  and at times its observing the pioneer of Science and Technology, not to mention Holidays and Events. However in a bizarre event,  the Google Doodle has managed to create a political storm  as it found out recently, during the Asteroid striking Russia last week .However Google  had removed its Doodle of Asteroid hitting the Earth   ( this was done before the actual event of Asteroid striking the Earth However Google says this was just a Holiday Fun 
The doodle was very simple. The second G in "Google" came to life on noticing a disturbance; leaped in shock; then hopped aside just in time to avoid the incoming Asteroid 2012 DA14, which plunged through the hole left by the fleeing letter. Then the G, with danger past, hopped back into place.

However that was short lived as an  innocuous asteroid struck Russia and injured many of them. Its no secret that Google Nerds 
leaning artists thought it might be fun to create a little something that cheered the fact that Asteroid 2012 DA14 wasn't going to strike  Earth and create havoc.
Google explained to ABC News: "Out of respect for those injured in the extraordinary meteor shower in Russia earlier today, we have removed today's doodle from the Google home page." (ABC also reported that many scientists believed the Russian meteorite was not a fragment of Asteroid 2012 DA14 and that the events were not related.)




October 24, 2011

Funding a Start Up : 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid



According to statistics published by the Small Business Administration (SBA), seven out of ten new employer establishments survive at least two years and 51 percent survive at least five years. This is a far cry from the previous long-held belief that 50 percent of businesses fail in the first year and 95 percent fail within five years.

1.You start your business for the wrong reasons.:  Is it money , it is passion, adventure, what is driving you to start off in your own. Mistake no 1 and most Biggest  " is you have reason 1. Money can never be a driver for starting something on your own. .. and incidentally its one of the biggest reason why a startup will fail.. A vision to  provide a solution  to a problem , a idea that would change how business is done  are some of the most important  reasons for a start up

2. Poor Management
Many a report on business failures cites poor management as the number one reason for failure. New business owners frequently lack relevant business and management expertise in areas such as finance, purchasing, selling, production, and hiring and managing employees. 

3. Insufficient Capital
A common fatal mistake for many failed businesses is having insufficient operating funds. Business owners underestimate how much money is needed and they are forced to close before they even have had a fair chance to succeed. They also may have an unrealistic expectation of incoming revenues from sales.

4. Location, Location, Location
Your college professor was right -- location is critical to the success of your business. Whereas a good location may enable a struggling business to ultimately survive and thrive, a bad location could spell disaster to even the best-managed enterprise.

Some factors to consider:
Where your customers are
Traffic, accessibility, parking and lighting
Location of competitors
Condition and safety of building
Local incentive programs for business start-ups in specific targeted areas
The history, community flavor and receptiveness to a new business at a prospective site
  
It is critical for all businesses to have a business plan. Many small businesses fail because of fundamental shortcomings in their business planning.

Components may include:
Description of the business, vision, goals, and keys to success
Work force needs
Potential problems and solutions
Financial: capital equipment and supply list, balance sheet, income statement and cash flow analysis, sales and expense forecast
Analysis of competition
Marketing, advertising and promotional activities
Budgeting and managing company growth

September 5, 2011

The Making of The Start up DNA : Linkedin Insights

LinkedIn has taken a number of deep data dives on the profile information of its 120 million members to highlight trends. The company has compared men and women networkers, professional names and more. Today, the company has focused on examining the profiles of entrepreneurs, and sifted through its millions of public profiles, to analyze tens of thousands startup founder profiles on the site.
Here’s how LinkedIn evaluated and separated the data. Linkedin considered professionals as Startup Founders if they identified themselves as founders (or co- founders) of U.S. companies created after 2000, with a LinkedIn company profile, and that currently have between 2 – 200 employees. LinkedIn excluded small law, consulting and real

estate firms, as well as LLCs (the pool ended up with over 13,000 entrepreneurs). LinkedIn then compared founders them with the average LinkedIn member and highlighted characteristics that disproportionately appear among startup founders.
As you can see from the infographic, the data shows that the most represented business schools amongst founders are Stanford, Harvard and MIT Sloan taking the top spots. In particular, the most popular subjects entrepreneurs chose to study in college were technical majors (except civil engineering), with nursing and administration as the least popular areas of study.
According to LinkedIn, founders of semiconductor and pharmaceutical startups usually have previous industry experience, while founders of retail, consumer goods, leisure & travel and professional training companies don’t. Most the founders who had academia in their work history founded startups in the nanotech, biotech and medical device industries.
In terms of the distribution of founders’ age at their first startup, LinkedIn’s data shows that 65% of entrepreneurs are 30 and older and only 2% are serial entrepreneurs. The top regions where startup founders are based are New York, California, Utah and Colorado.


February 22, 2011

February 2, 2011

Venture Funding For Start Ups: Numbers and Insights

Source: Mashable



Venture capital is also associated with job creation (accounting for 21% of US GDP),[1] the knowledge economy, and used as a proxy measure of innovation within an economic sector or geography. Every year there are nearly 2 million business created in the USA, and only 600-800 get venture capital funding.

In the United States, venture capital investment can be crucial for getting a company off the ground. But who are the entrepreneurs that receive funding for their startups? CB Insights, a corporate information and research firm, released a report this week examining the age, race, gender and education of founders who have received funding this year, and the results may surprise you.

According to the National Venture Capital Association 11% of private sector jobs come from venture backed companies and venture backed revenue accounts for 21% of US GDP.

When many of us think of an Internet company we might think of a Michael Cera type character holed away in his parents’ basement but the stats from the report show some interesting trends. Entrepreneurs in 2010 are a relatively homogeneous lot: Most are older than you think and yet only a fraction are black (1%) or female (8%). Still there is some hope that good-old smarts wins the day; 98% have an undergrad degree or higher.