The April 2016 NYC and US Venture Capital and Angel Funding Report

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AlleyWatch April 2016 New York and US Venture Capital & Angel Investment Report.002

Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of April, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Angel/Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C+, as well as non specified venture rounds less than $10M).

Quick takeaways:

The month of April was rather lackluster as compared to recent activity with only slightly over $300M being reported in funding for NYC startups. The funding trailed off in the later stage rounds as there were only two financings classified as Series C+ for the month in NYC.  This contraction was not reflected in the national markets where later stage activity remained consistent with recent trends.  In the earlier stages, NYC startups took in over 20% of funding nationally following a strong March. April figures also show that Series B round sizes were significantly larger both nationally and in the city.




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About the author: Reza Chowdhury

Reza Chowdhury is the CEO and Founder of AlleyWatch, the largest media property focused on the NYC tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is also the Founder of New York Startup Lab, a software development firm with a specific focus on early stage companies. Previously, Reza was involved with several entrepreneurial ventures and began his career as securities trader on Wall Street. Recognized as a global thought leader, Reza has been named one of the 100 most influential people in NYC Tech by TechWeek on multiple occasions and is a NYC Venture Fellow, a world-class, year-long fellowship program designed to help high-potential entrepreneurs scale their ventures. Reza routinely speaks on the global startup ecosystem and is an advisor to advisor to SD Asia and Dublin Globe, two organizations that are fostering the growth of local entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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