VC Trends in 1H2016

PitchBook Data's analysis of trends in VC financing for 1H2016 is out. VC financing remains robust, but is concentrated in the mega financing rounds for companies like Uber. For early stage companies, financing is still available, but becoming more limited. Early stage funders are more selective about the companies they back, looking for solid management, and a good fit in a good market.

With the pullback in early stage funding, it's even more important for entrepreneurs to consider all available sources of funding and not automatically default to the VC funding model.

Jeffrey Mazer