The A-List: The Trend-Shaping Series A Financings Of 2014
This article was originally published in Start Up
In our 11th annual analysis of Series A financings, we look at five sub-species of A round investors, their habits, habitats, and behaviors during 2014.
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Our 12th annual analysis reveals both an expansion of historical patterns of Series A financings and the emergence of a new group of heavily committed, relatively short-term investors.
Biopharma, medtech and diagnostics start-ups raised a whopping 51% more Series A money in the first half of 2015 than during the same period last year, and the number of deals was way up too.