The LA Venture Capital Year in Review: 2016

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Today, we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during 2016, both in Los Angeles and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Angel/Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C+, as well as venture non specified rounds less than $10M).



It was a banner year in Los Angeles with startup funding up over 20% for 2016 while funding nationally fell over 25% over the same period.  There were strong gains in early stage (seed and angel) and latter stage deals in LA.  The number of deals fell across all stages but larger funding amounts accounted for the growth. Series B funding was up 59% and late stage (Series c+) deals were up 46%.  Due to the strength of these segments, LA accounted for 7.4% of total startup funding in the US in 2016.




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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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