Trends in Seed and Series A Investing

Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad Ventures

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Winblad explains that very few Series A investments were done in 2002.  However, a lot more were done in 2003 and will be done in 2004, she says.  The reasons for the decline since 2000 include: restart dollars were competing with the A round dollars; corporate investors disappeared (excpet Intel); and individual investing declined.  Additionally, during this era, VCs were doing deals individually, creating twice as many A round deals and putting only one person on the board.  Now, A round deals are syndicated to provide more coaching, she adds.

Feb 25, 2004

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