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VC Dollars, Deals on the Decline
Mark Marich
10/22/2012
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While a report we profiled last week talked about signs of recovery across the board for angel investors, the outlook apparently isn’t so bright for the venture capital industry. The latest survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association shows that VC investments declined during the third quarter of 2012—both in terms of dollars and deal volume.

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VC Continues Slow Improvement
Marich Mark
5/23/2011
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For the first time since recession hit in 2008, venture capital performance broadly improved over last quarter according to a study by Cambridge Associates for the National Venture Capital Association.

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VC Consolidation Continues, Exits Fall
Mark Marich
4/15/2013
Blog Resource
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When we last checked in on the performance of the venture capital industry, the dollars raised in 2012 continued to rise for a second-straight year even though the number of funds dropped. According to the latest numbers from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), that trend continued in the first quarter of 2013.

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VC & Startups Roundtable
Marich Mark
4/23/2010
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According to PWC Money Tree 90% of “startup capital” comes from angel investors; who are these angels? How do angels and professionally managed angel groups contribute to the life cycle of a company; where do angels invest? where do VC’s invest? Also, the SBA Business...

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Uzbekistan's Post-Soviet Rebranding
Jonathan Ortmans
3/3/2014
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Turmoil in Ukraine prompted me to take a look at the entrepreneurial health of some other post-Soviet nations in the region. This week, we take a look at Uzbekistan.

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Uzbekistan's Post-Soviet Rebranding
Jonathan Ortmans
3/3/2014
Blog Resource
Summary:

Turmoil in Ukraine prompted me to take a look at the entrepreneurial health of some other post-Soviet nations in the region. This week, we take a look at Uzbekistan.

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Update on SBIR Reauthorization
Marich Mark
7/16/2009
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Late on Monday (07/13/2009), the Senate passed S. 1233 via unanimous consent. This bill would reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs through 2023 and change the eligibility criterion for VC-backed firms. This bill would let the National...

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University Research and Untapped Potential
Marich Mark
7/27/2010
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A report from Science Progress this summer spotlights the untapped potential of university research and presents “a model for cultivating new technologies and innovation ecosystems.” Though the government spends about $50 billion on university research, little is spent on maximizing the commercial potential of this research. The IMPACT (Innovation Model Program...

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University R&D Spending Increases
Marich Mark
4/2/2012
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New data from the National Science Foundation shows that the amount spent by U.S. universities on research and development reached $61.2 billion in 2010--an increase of 6.9% from the previous year.

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Universities as Drivers of Innovation
Marich Mark
10/19/2009
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The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) recently sponsored a Capitol Hill briefing called “Enhancing Universities’ Role in Innovation.” Our report of the event follows:The featured proposal of this briefing outlined how the federal government can help formulate a scalable model for commercializing the technology...

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