Venture Capital

 

Analytics; Technology; Venture Capital; U.S.
May 02, 2016 Posted by
As startup valuations soared over the last five years, the sources of capital funding these companies changed. The type of investor who fueled the unicorns’ rich valuations and mega-rounds included multibillion-dollar firms such as Tiger Global and Fidelity Investments. With abundant cash, capital costs near all-time lows and fewer attractive opportunities in the public market, mutual funds and hedge funds turned their attention to the private market.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
April 28, 2016 Posted by
A UK departure from the world’s largest economic bloc has gone from a distant unlikelihood to a very possible reality—and markets are speculating on what that reality might mean for the UK economy.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
April 18, 2016 Posted by
The resulting choppy markets caused a flight to safety due to U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen’s comments this week. The Japanese yen and Euro strengthened along with currencies in emerging markets & commodity currencies as the threat of higher U.S. interest rates receded.
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Technology; Venture Capital
April 11, 2016 Posted by

Alex McCracken shares his thoughts on fintech. 

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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 30, 2016 Posted by

Another factor that has added to the volatility in the FX market has been the fluctuations in energy prices. This particular influence has augmented the currency rate of countries that are large exporters of petroleum. 

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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management; Venture Capital
March 21, 2016 Posted by

Instances of fraud and theft in the innovation industry are growing, with companies of all sizes reporting the attempted theft of company funds and confidential non-public information (NPI). Venture capital and private equity firms, with their large transaction volumes of significant dollar size, have become a direct target as well. Listen to a replay of our SVB’s March 16th webinar now to learn how VC and PE firms can protect themselves. In addition to taking questions, the webinar covers: The growing threats and latest trends affecting venture capital and private equity firms. How to identify vulnerabilities within your firm — and actionable steps to help secure them. Practices to minimize the risk of loss throughout your business operations. I hope you find the content informative and actionable. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your SVB representative if you have questions about the strategies and solutions discussed. This material is provided for informational purposes only.

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Capital Access; Public Policy; Energy & Resource Innovation; Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 10, 2016 Posted by
Startup Outlook 2016 is Silicon Valley Bank’s annual report on the health of the innovation economy. For each of the past seven years, we have taken a survey of companies to learn what entrepreneurs are thinking about business conditions, access to capital and talent, and the policy issues that help or hinder their success. This year’s report shows that the innovation sector is undergoing a healthy recalibration.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 07, 2016 Posted by
In February 2016 the lack of transparency with oil prices and all things related to China have created unsettled global investors, leading to choppy markets and a flight to safe-haven currencies, while emerging market and commodity currencies generally underperformed.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
February 09, 2016 Posted by
January 2016 was one of the toughest months on record for global financial markets.  Currency markets took it on the chin, as did commodities and equities.  A relief rally in oil at month-end did spark a recovery in many markets.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
January 14, 2016 Posted by
In 2016, the dollar will continue to strengthen as long as it appears the U.S. interest rate is in a rising trend. Look for falling commodity prices to decline further as long as Chinese growth shows no turnaround from its contraction. The effect will roll over and push the commodity currencies (Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) and emerging market currencies lower.
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