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Global angel and seed investment deals up by 375% in the last five years

Early stage venture capital investment has boomed globally over the past five years, according to investment tracking group Preqin, but follow-up series A funding has dropped slightly.

A Preqin report shows that the number of annual angel/seed venture capital investments has increased 375% between 2008 and 2012, while the number of annual series A financings has fallen by 5% across the same period.

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5 trends driving VC investment in the Arab world

Venture capital in the Middle East and North Africa is on the rise, according to the latest MENA Private Equity Association report.

The hope is that the rising tide of startups can alleviate the joblessness that nearly 100 million young people in the region face (nearly 25% of the population); after all, in markets like the U.S., all net job growth occurs only through startups, according to the Kauffman Foundation.


The Rise of Venture Capital in the Middle East

Dubai has become the undisputed entrepreneurial capital of the Middle East due to its soft and physical infrastructure and its openness to business. It attracts investors, world-class advisors and, of course, entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs can be MBAs, bankers, computer professionals, engineers, health professionals and many others.

But, where is a starting entrepreneur to find money? Banks are strict and require a proven ...

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How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfo...

Between the parade of wet suits and abundant seafood and yoga joints, Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, tries to cling fast to its surf town roots. It’s a tough battle. Strolling the boardwalk, I pass beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings practicing spikes close by glitzy homes locals say belong to Mark Cuban and former Oracle boss Ray Lane. My guide, tech investor Chris Sacca, represents another evolution: ...

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