Our friends at CB Insights often have some fun national data crunching for technology and entrepreneurial conversations. Three big trends they’ve seen of late:
- Was enterprise social software just a fad? Despite Yammer and Jive Software’s notable exits, the enterprise social software space which has seen decent investment activity has seen very modest exit activity. The underlying data is here.
- Solar investing hits 5 year low — A number of high profile asset sales and increasingly negative sentiment have torpedoed investment into the solar industry. The underlying data is here.
- The e-Hailing app and ride sharing battle — VCs biggest players all want a piece of transportation tech market. e-Hailing apps and ride sharing companies have taken over $100 million in VC funding in the last year with some of VCs most prominent firms (Accel, Atomico, USV, Redpoint, General Catalyst) all placing bets on the space. The underlying data is here.
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