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December 6, 2015

top 10 quotes on getting start up funding

Whether you are trying to pitch your business to VC investors,or planning to scale up your company to the next level. Here  are some of  best quotes on start up funding .   Some of the best quotes by worlds leading CEO’s of some of the greatest brands in the world

  1. “Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” – Ryan Freitas, co-founder  
  2.  “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” – Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine founder 
  3. Money is like gasoline during a road trip.You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” – Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media founder and CEO 
  4. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO 
  5. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” – Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart Publisher 
  6. Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO 
  7. The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” – Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-founder 
  8. Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” – Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder 
  9. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, Apple 

November 8, 2015

Funding Foursquare : 5 insights on the investment patterns

" Foursquare overall  funding pattern"

Foursquare Has Raised $162.3M In 6 Rounds From 8 Investors Its earliest disclosed investors include O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Union Square Ventures, both of whom invested around 2009. Over its lifetime, Foursquare has racked up these financing stats: Largest round: $50M Median round: $27.5M Average round: $27.1M The total amount raised they have raised is 11,915% higher than the average for a company in the Other Technology category.
Foursquare Labs Inc.’s Investors by Location (Cumulative) | FindTheCompany

November 7, 2015

VC funding statistics on media and entertainment sector around the years

"vc funding on media and entertainment in US"

The above data show how VC investment and PE investment has changed over the years across media and entertainment industries .In 2014, Venture Capital Investments in Media and Entertainment was 5.75B US dollars. Upward Trend Over the last five years, the series saw an upward trend culminating at 5.75B US dollars at it’s most recent reporting value (December 31, 2014). This puts the series up 3383.58% from 2010.

October 30, 2015

VC funding and Equity Investors behind Airbnb : 10 facts

These are the top 10 facts behind funding of Airbnb

Airbnb based out of California  is as on  October 2015 valued at   $25.5b  with   a total equity funding of  $2.3b , with a valuation-to-funding ratio of : 11.1 to 1. So far it has  been funded a total of 8 rounds

Airbnb was founded in 2008 by its  CEO & Co Founder : Brian Chesky

Competitors: HomeAway, Orbitz, Diamond Resorts, Wimdu

List of  Investors/VC fund Houses
  1. Andreessen Horowitz,
  2. Axel Springer, 
  3. Baillie Gifford, 
  4. China Broadband Capital, 
  5. DST Group,
  6.  Dragoneer Investment,
  7.  ENIAC Ventures, 
  8. Fidelity Investments,
  9. Founders Fund,
  10. General Atlantic, 
  11. General Catalyst Partners, 
  12. GGV Capital, 
  13. Greylock Partners,
  14.  Hillhouse Capital Group,
  15.  Horizon Ventures,
  16.  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, 
  17. Sequoia Capital, 
  18. Temasek Holdings, 
  19. Tiger Global Management, 
  20. TPG Growth, T. Rowe Price, 
  21. Wellington Management,
  22. Y Combinator, 
  23. Youniversity Ventures

July 25, 2015

List of top 20 VC funding firms in London

Accel ( – global venture and growth equity firm funding companies from inception through the growth stage. Invested in Facebook, Macromedia, The firm is based in Palo Alto, California with major offices in Bangalore, Beijing, London, and Shanghai 

Advent Ventures ( – Advent Venture Partners is one of Europe’s most successful growth and venture capital investors in market-leading tech and life sciences businesses. Based in London, it invested in video website Dailymotion

Allegro Capital ( – London-based $50M fund focused on seed and early-stage investments in the fashion and retail space (brands + technologies) Amadeus Capital Partners

Amadeus capital ( – Based in Cambridge and London, they invest across the technology spectrum in industries that include communications and networking hardware and software, media, ecommerce, computer hardware and software,

Arts Alliance ( – invests in high growth companies ,particular focus on technology-enabled services ,including media & entertainment, mobile services, retail & logistics, marketing services, outsourcing and energy

Atomico ( – Atomico is a London-headquartered venture capital firm founded in 2006 by Niklas Zennström, a co-founder of Skype

 Balderton Capital ( – leading venture investor in the EU, who invest opn early stage and have nearly $2 billion of committed capital

Dawn Capital ( – early stage technology and IT businesses investor. Invested in and Virgin Media.

DN Capital ( – London based, focused on digital media and software. EC1 Capital ( – London based early stage tech VC Eden Ventures ( – London and Bath based, seed investors in technology and IT businesses

Fidelity Growth Equity Partners ( – London-based venture capital arm of asset manager

Index Ventures ( – Well established VC fund based in London, Geneva and Silicon Valley, investing in Life Sciences and Information Technology. Famous for investments in Skype, Lovefilm, Betfair and MySQL.

 JamJar Investments ( –  JamJar Investments is  based in London . They back early stage consumer products and services, including both tech and non tech businesses.

Frog Capital ( – Frog Capital  invests and specialise in business specialising in
early and growth stage venture capital and private equity investments

( – MMC are a venture capital fund investing in early stage, high growth, UK companies

July 22, 2015

London record 581,000 new start ups in a year, one startup in every minute

" which are UK's biggest start up activity"

London recorded  581,000 new companies  which were founded last year; more than one start up a minute

Research from national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain,  shows that 581,173 businesses were registered with Companies House last year.The above chart shows UK’s cities hotspots where entrepreneurial spirit thrives . This  new record beats the previous all-time high of 526,446 in 2013, up from 484,224 start-ups formed in 2012.

  1.  London  topped as UK ‘s biggest entrepreneurial  and start up Hotspots  creating a record 184,671 companies
  2. Birmingham has become the leading start-up hub outside London, with 18,337 company registrations.
  3. Manchester is the next biggest start-up zone, with 13,054.  your post or banner displayed here for $10 a day .Click here to know more

July 12, 2015

timeline of google’s 171 acquisitions and 38 investments across companies

 As of today Google has acquired 171 companies according to Crunchbase and has invested as angel investor across  38 companies. The list of companies Google acquired in 2013-2014 has been illustrated below along with their product lines it represented

" google timeline of  acquisition"


 SlickLogin (Sound identification)

 DeepMind (Aritifical Intelligence)

Nest (Smart smoke alarms)


Boston Dynamics (Robotics) (humanoid robots)

Autofuss (Ads and Design)

FlexyCore (DroidBooster App for Android)

 Flutter (Gesture recognition technology)

Bot & Dolly (Robotic cameras)

Bump (Mobile software)

Holomni (Robotic wheels)

WIMM Labs (Android powered smartwatches)

Meka Robotics (Robots)

Redwood Robotics (Robotic Arms)

Waze (GPS navigation software)

Industrial Perception (Computer Vision)

Makani Power (Airborne wind turbines)

Wavii (Natural Language Processing)

 Behavio (Social Prediction)

Talaria Technologies (Cloud computing)

DNNresearch Inc. (Deep Neural Networks)

Channel Intelligence (Product ecommerce) 

June 15, 2015

Venture Funding Raised by region :US vs Europe vs Asia

global Vc funding by regions : US  vs europe vs rest of world

The chart shows the total VC investment by region specifically compares US , Europe and Asia. The data compiled from EY and Qz shows  how VC funding from the years 2007 onwards to 2015. The  first chart clearly shows US dominating the world of global  Venture Funding from 2013 onwards. Meanwhile the second chart shows the VC funding global contributers: 2007 to 2013 which inlcudes Asian nations of India and China besides, Israel.The last 2 years has seen European VC funding dry up while the numbers from other nations including asia increase. Israel, China and India has been  also shown growing up in stature

May 9, 2015

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

"ecommerce market in asia has seen over 100 start ups  funded by eager VC;s"

Consumer internet explosion in Asia seen the  eCommerce marketing hotting up , and so are the M&A activity including new deals and acquisitions. “2014 was an absolutely massive year for eCommerce in Asia as companies in the region raised $11.5B across 367 equity financing.Chinese eCommerce start ups last year  saw over 120 equity deals being closed , followed by India  which saw over  100 eCommerce VC funding being closed  in 2014 

Meanwhile this year 2015 would determine how many of the new start ups flush with investors money have the ” guts passion and the the right risk taking skills to take them to the next level

March 18, 2015

Valuation and Funding of Financial technology start Ups worldwide : 2011 to 2014


The chart by statista shows the average value  of  Investment in the Financial  Technology Sector from 2011 onwards  to 2014.

FinTech companies are generally start-ups founded with the purpose of disrupting incumbent financial systems and corporations that rely less on software.Global investment in FinTech more than tripled to $3 billion in 2013 from $930 million in 2008

Generally venture funding or private  equity funding is limited in stage A and increases with time as the company manages to scale up. Series D investment in global Fintech companies amounted to 92.1 million U.S. dollars on average in 2014