Finally, legislation to support startups

Bobby Franklin Contributor Bobby Franklin is the president and chief executive of the National Venture Capital Association and previously served as an executive vice president for the CTIA – The Wir

Both Trump and Clinton are taking on carried interest, so why aren’t investors nervous?

During every U.S. presidential election season, at least one candidate vows to repeal carried interest deductions. Meanwhile, venture capitalists do their part and argue against it. The issue is near

The next new thing: Women VCs

Few — though not most — see what’s coming next, too, and that’s women VCs, taking their place alongside men, in equal, or nearly equal, numbers. In fact, we’d argue that the shif

What bubble? VCs spent $12 billion on startups in first quarter

Venture capitalists will tell you that a lackluster IPO market and struggling tech stocks mean that they are being more cautious, but the data suggests otherwise. Apart from last year, which saw $13.7

VCs Invested $5.8B In 758 Deals In Q1 2012, Total Dollars And Deals Both Down From Last Quarter

Venture capitalists invested $5.8 billion in 758 deals in the first quarter of 2012, according to a MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

Dow Jones Says Q1 2012 U.S. Venture Fundraising Up 5 Percent, NVCA Reports 35 Percent Decrease

Thanks to big raises from venture firms like Andreessen Horowitz, U.S. venture capital fund-raising increased to $7 billion across 47 funds in the first quarter of 2012, which is a 5% increase in capi

Report: Number Of VC Funds Raising Money At 16-Year Low (There's A But)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/tr.png" class="shot2" /> According to <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/thomson-reuters">Thomson Reuters</a> and the <a href="http:/

Venture Dollars Drop 31 Percent In Third Quarter, Led By Decline In CleanTech Fundings

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/vc-dollars-q3.png"> For all the hair-pulling that too much venture money is being thrown at startups, the third quarter actually saw a 31 per

New Money Going To Venture Funds Down 31 Percent In First Quarter

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/vcfundsq110.png" class="border" alt='' /> Venture capital firms are having their own problems raising new money from limited partners. Capit

Ten-Year Venture Capital Returns Continue To Slide

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/counting-pennies-215x161.jpg" width="215" height="161" /> Ten-year returns for Venture Capital firms <a href="http://www.marketwire.com/press

More Data Points to Uptick In Third Quarter Venture Funding

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/Q3vcchart-215x108.png" width="215" height="108" /> More venture dollars went into startups in the third quarter than the two previous quarter

Venture Funds Raise Only $1.6 Billion In Third Quarter. Most Of That Went To Vinod Khosla.

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/Vinod-173x200.png" width="173" height="200" /> More evidence that venture exits and fund raising are related. We already know that <a href="