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There was a time, long long ago, when investing before Series A was the territory of angel investors and a small handful of incubator programs. As the economy recovered from the financial crisis, early stage startup funding was slow to bounce back in 2009 but by 2011 had eclipsed its pace before the crash. Since then, it’s been mostly an upward trend overall.

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However, with the introduction of hundreds of new “micro VC” funds (sub $50 million managed by new managers), some interesting shifts occurred in terms of what “Series A” means (or doesn’t). …


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Top Funded Startups in Detroit
Top Funded Startups in Detroit

Our friend and former colleague Jason Rowley over at Crunchbase News put together a great list and analysis of the best cities for funded startups in the Midwest. We dove a bit deeper into one metro area in particular — Detroit. Here are the top 10 non-exited, funded startups from the Detroit metro area, ranked by Mattermark Growth Score. The full list available on login or creating a trial.

List of Top 10 Funded Startups in Detroit
List of Top 10 Funded Startups in Detroit

Sachin Kamdar of Parse.ly


Today was a rough day on the Internet… so first, here’s a kitten.

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A quick flip through Mattermark data shows there are 73 startups in the U.S. who announced their Series A sometime in the past 14 to 20 months, have both healthy long-term and immediate term growth signals, and are likely to raise their Series B soon:

  1. BrightFunnel — B2B marketing attribution and forecasting
  2. DataScience — data science open source tools, infrastructure and services business.
  3. Revature — recruits, develops, and deploys technology talent
  4. KnowBe4 — integrated platform for Security Awareness Training and simulated phishing attacks
  5. Atlas Obscura — travel…

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