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The A-List: The Trend-Shaping Series A Financings Of 2012

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

There’s still money for early-stage innovation despite worries to the contrary, but total dollars for Series A financings remain about one-third fewer than during the high years of the mid-2000s, and investor syndicates are mindful of making those dollars stretch as far as possible. For the 2012 A-List, our ninth, we’ve decided to ask a fundamental question as the life science venture world goes through economic upheaval: does “Series A” mean the same thing, or conjure the same connotations, as it did when the class of 2004 made the first A-List?

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