Mark Lennon

Mark Lennon

Analyst at Airbnb.

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Startups Surge In South America

Winter is coming in South America, but for investors and entrepreneurs things are starting to heat up across the continent. New tech communities are sprouting up in South America to serve the 200

CrunchBase Reveals: The Average Successful Startup Raises $41M, Exits at $242.9M

The CrunchBase dataset has now captured more venture exits than ever, so we decided to take a closer look at what successful startups can tell us about venture investing and the startup landscape.

The Startup Accelerator Trend Is Finally Slowing Down

Starting a company has never been easy. Not having to worry about market research and resources can be the difference between getting off the ground and moving back in with your parents. This might ex

Corporate Venture Investors Starting To Look A Lot More Like Private VCs

Corporate venture capital has always been dubiously titled ‘dumb money’, supposedly less interested in financial performance and only willing to make bets on strategically aligned startups

Angel-Backed Companies Are Taking Longer To Close Their First Venture Rounds

There are more angel-backed companies in the US than ever trying to capitalize on a favorable economic market for startups. In 2012, more than 1,500 startups received a round of angel funding. As thes

US Angel Investing This Year Likely Won’t Pass 2012 Levels

Angel investing in the US this year looks like it’s falling back towards 2011 levels, after a record 2012. Meanwhile, there are more Series A rounds than ever, based on our latest CrunchBase dat