Lighter Capital takes a different approach to startup financing

The new world of startup finance is very strange. Private equity is increasingly dipping down to finance startups. Meanwhile, venture capital funds are being forced to use every financial tool imagin

In Q4, VCs Kept Funding Young Companies But Slowed Later Bets

Call it the Fidelity effect. According to a new MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, there appears to have been a chill in late-stage funding in

A Farewell To Jobs

Few subjects elicit more skepticism than the so-called "sharing economy." Kevin Roose argues: "The Sharing Economy Isn’t About Trust, It’s About Desperation." Catherine Rampell warns: "there’s a

New York City’s Tech Boom Continues

While Silicon Valley grabs attention as the center of the tech universe and birthplace for some of the biggest startups, the most recent growth data shows that the NYC tech boom is living up to its ow

IAB: Internet Ad Revenues In The U.S. Hit Record $6.4 Billion In Q3 2010

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U.S. Online Ad Revenues Hit Nearly $6 Billion In The First Quarter

<img class="shot2" src="" alt="" /> Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. hit $5.9 billion for Q1 2010, representing a 7.5 percent increase

More Data Points to Uptick In Third Quarter Venture Funding

<img src="" width="215" height="108" /> More venture dollars went into startups in the third quarter than the two previous quarter

U.S. Internet Ad Revenues Decline 5.3% In First Half 2009

<img src="" width="215" height="189" />The IAB and PricewaterhouseCoopers released U.S. Internet advertising stats today for the first ha

Venture Capital Dollars Stabilize in Second Quarter at Mid-1990s Levels

<img src="" width="215" height="146" /> Venture capital dollars going to startups in the U.S. stabilized in the second quart

IAB Reports U.S. Online Advertising Almost $5.9 Billion In The Third Quarter

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Venture Fundings Hit $29.4 Billion in 2007: The Year in Charts

The year-end VC financing numbers are in from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. Total venture fundings for the year were up 10.8 percent to $29.4 billion, and up 11.