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post #31 of 36
Yes yes, the sky is falling.

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/11/u-s-venture-capital-firms-just-gathered-up-the-most-money-theyve-raised-in-a-decade/
post #32 of 36
Do you know how VC works?

Most of those funds are investing in anything from bio tech, to space tech.
post #33 of 36
Check this out: http://nvca.org/pressreleases/58-8-billion-in-venture-capital-invested-across-u-s-in-2015-according-to-the-moneytree-report-2/

Specifically, this section: "As has been the recent trend, the Software industry continued to receive the highest level of funding of all industries in the fourth quarter, receiving $4.5 billion going into 369 deals for the quarter, despite being down 24 percent in dollars and 17 percent in deals compared to the third quarter. For the full year of 2015, Software was up 8 percent in dollars, but down 5 percent in deals, compared with 2014. Four of the top 10 megadeals in the fourth quarter went to Software companies."
post #34 of 36
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Thirteen of the 17 MoneyTree industries experienced decreases in dollars invested in the fourth quarter, most notably Business Products & Services (77 percent decrease), Semiconductors (58 percent decrease) and Computers and Peripherals (57 percent decrease). However, overall in 2015, 12 of the MoneyTree industries increased in dollars invested, compared with 2014, with Financial Services receiving the greatest increase in dollars invested (183 percent increase).
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Venture capitalists invested $2.9 billion into 229 Internet-specific deals during the fourth quarter of 2015, a 42 percent decline in dollars and 12 percent decline in deal count, compared to the third quarter of 2015 when $5 billion went into 261 deals. Internet-specific increased 35 percent in dollars and remained flat in deals in 2015, compared with the previous year. “Internet-Specific” is a discrete classification assigned to a company with a business model that is fundamentally dependent on the Internet, regardless of the company’s primary industry category.
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First-time financing (companies receiving venture capital for the first time) dollars decreased 12 percent to $2.2 billion in the fourth quarter, as the number of deals declined by 20 percent to 322 compared to the previous quarter. First-time financings accounted for 19 percent of all dollars and 33 percent of all deals in the fourth quarter.
post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post


I don't think that menswear is in a bubble. It think that tech is in a bubble. I used fashion tech startups as an example because it's an industry I actually know about. I look at the revenues of actual stores, including but chains, and there is essentially no way that most of these fashion tech startups aren't over valued.

"I used fashion tech startups as an example because it's an industry I actually know about." --I would love to hear more about this, which examples and thoughts and stats (revenues...).

 

As an engineer slash designer, in many ways I should be doing something more in the fashion tech space.  And it could be a future possibility still, I would love to if I could find something I felt very genuinely excited about. But honestly, I'm not a fan of many wearable techs and fashion tech startups.  I do think it's going to keep growing and such, I just don't feel great confidence or am excited about a lot of it.  Somethings seem potentially cool/smart in the moment but I question if its just a hype and if it will last. A lot of existing wearable tech stuff turn out to be more disappointing than not.  (Somethings are just better simpler.)

I also have yet to see a fashion crowdfunding space thrive. Not just for basics like t-shirts, shirts and jeans, but more fashion where varying small designers can crowdfund small collections.  I know there's some but nothing has really taken off. My guess it is a quantity and fan base issue.. crowdfunding needs a sizable crowd but small designers have very specific small audiences, especially at the needed higher price points. But still, if I can run one on Kickstarter (and I chose there cause its still the best platform despite the fashion category being a tough one), it would be better at a more fashion-focused one--one where ppl are fashion enthusiasts and its a norm to try new fashion brands (than just new tech brands).
 

post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Check this out: http://nvca.org/pressreleases/58-8-billion-in-venture-capital-invested-across-u-s-in-2015-according-to-the-moneytree-report-2/

Specifically, this section: "As has been the recent trend, the Software industry continued to receive the highest level of funding of all industries in the fourth quarter, receiving $4.5 billion going into 369 deals for the quarter, despite being down 24 percent in dollars and 17 percent in deals compared to the third quarter. For the full year of 2015, Software was up 8 percent in dollars, but down 5 percent in deals, compared with 2014. Four of the top 10 megadeals in the fourth quarter went to Software companies."

 

How is this in any way surprising? Even with the downturn software vs any kind of hardware is easier to manage without as much overhead, production, inventory, and prod dev response. I'd also be interested in YoY numbers as Q4 is always low in expenditure 

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