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Insights on venture capital investments in emerging companies

US MoneyTree Reporting: 2020

Deal activity and funding see year over year declines while mega-rounds drive increase in funding. The pandemic is affecting regions as they are locally impacted.

US VC deals fall for the third consecutive quarter in Q1’20: 9% QoQ and 16% YoY. In March 2020, US deals decrease 22% YoY, with some of the decline attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, funding still rises 14% QoQ on the back of larger deals.

Nearly half of all US funding in Q1’20 comes from mega-rounds: Despite a slowdown in deals at the end of the quarter, 58 US companies raise rounds worth $100M or more in Q1’20, close to the record of 67 in Q2’19. 21 of these rounds took place in March 2020, suggesting COVID-19’s impact may become more apparent in Q2’20.

The number of unicorn companies reaches a new high, but aggregate valuation is falling. The number

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One of the most exciting times of everyone’s life is entering the real word as a young adult. Finishing school, getting that first full time job, and venturing out on your own is always an important milestone everyone remembers. It signifies the start of adulthood and finally not being “a kid”. However, for many, the excitement wears off pretty quickly and you then get hit with one of the harshest realities of being an adult: managing your own finances.

Why is it so hard?

Budgeting and learning how to spend your money wisely for the first time is a challenge for everyone. And you’re bound to make mistakes. To make your transition easier, here are four tips to help you survive budgeting in the real world for the first time:
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Ramen noodles may be cheap, but they sure don’t offer much in the way of nutrition.

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