Beezer’s Breakdown Take II

Last month Harry Stebbings invited me back on The Twenty Minute VC to talk about venture fundraising activity for Q1 2017. We had a great time talking about things like:

  • How has the venture industry performed as a whole in Q1'17, both in funds raised and dollars invested? How does this compare to previous years? Hint: 2017 is off to a decently strong start even though we did not see the same number of mega funds raised as we did in Q1'16.
  • For fans of the first time manager ecosystem — we discussed how that ecosystem is developing, with more first time funds raised in Q1'17 than in Q1'16.
  • Why the number of $100 million to $250 million funds was down last year, and how that bucks a historic trend.
  • How exit market liquidity affects the fundraising market for both startups and GPs.
  • And lastly, I got a chance to turn the tables and ask Harry a few questions!

You can listen here:

http://www.thetwentyminutevc.com/beezersbreakdown2/#comment-258

Sapphire Ventures Perspectives

Thoughts and perspectives from the Sapphire Ventures team

Elizabeth“Beezer”Clarkson

Written by

Looking to change the world through technology, investing and partnerships. investor@SapphireVC

Sapphire Ventures Perspectives

Thoughts and perspectives from the Sapphire Ventures team

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade