Startup Funding: 2014 in Review


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Let’s take a look back at startup funding in 2014 in terms of region, industry, source and more.

As we head into the New Year, it’s time to look back at the major players and milestones in startup funding. In 2014 startup funding came from a variety of sources — credit and loans, angel investors, venture capital, and the crowd. Startup funding increased across almost all sources, making 2014 a great year to be an entrepreneur.

The infographic below walks you through the ins and outs of startup funding in the past year: where it came from, what industries were most fundable, and what regions in the U.S.are most hospitable to crowdfunding.

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About the author: Wil Schroter

Wil Schroter is a serial entrepreneur and fundraising veteran. At age 19 he started his first company, Blue Diesel, which merged with what is today inVentiv, a company that now generates over $1.8 billion per year in billings and has over 13,000 employees globally. Wil is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Fundable, a crowdfunding platform for small businesses that allows them to raise capital online.

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