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Market Insights By The Numbers October 23

Here is the January 29th issue of SecureDocs Virtual Data Room's Market Insights By the Numbers. A weekly review of top industry transactions, security news, insights into the SecureDocs Virtual Data Room, and a weekly wrap up of complementary resources, courtesy of SecureDocs. Enjoy!

Fundraising and Transaction News


US$7.5 Billion

That's the amount corporate venture groups invested in a total of 905 deals to high growth startups in 2015. So while the broader market has been a bit shaking as of late, to say the least, the need for new technology seems to be enough to keep this sector of venture funding alive and well. [The Wall Street Journal]


US$135+ Million

That's the amount that 27 global startups raised last week alone. This funding amount was based on the startups that publicly disclosed their funding amounts. So, realistically the real number is probably a bit higher. [Inc 42


US$585 Billion

That's the collective value that Forbes has estimated the world's 173 Unicorn Companies are worth to date. But, many are hurting, and it's expected that quite a few will fall in 2016, should they be forced up against a bear market. [The Economic Times]


$600 Million

That is the amount that China's Qiming Venture Partners has raised towards its $650 million dollar fund. The fund is expected to close today, with funding set to go to Chinese startups in the information technology, heathcare, and clean tech sectors. It's probably worth mentioning that much of the fund's dollars have come form U.S. [MedCityNews



That's the disappointing percentage of bay area startups that received Series A funding in 2015 who were led by a female CEO. Unfortunately this is also a 30% decrease from 2014. Explanations on why and how this happened vary, but hopefully we will see these numbers balance out in 2016.  [CrunchBase]



SecureDocs Virtual Data Room Insights


$1.2 Billion

That's the amount that SecureDocs' Client Global Cash Access acquired Multimedia Games for. Congratulations to both parties on a successful transaction while using a SecureDocs Virtual Data Room. [Bloomberg Business]



Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

SecureDocs' client Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. has merged with Sequential Brands Group. Congratulations to all involved. [PR Newswire]


SecureDocs Weekly Resource Wrap up


Blog Recap


 6 Common Misconceptions About Raising Venture Capital [Read]

The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About Secure Documnet Sharing [Read]

The Benefits of Using a SecureDocs Virtual Data Room Audit Log [Read]

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