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2017 State of Venture Capital

This annual analysis of industry trends examines 2016's return to the "new normal," characterized by a slower deal pace, more rational valuations, and a
renewed focus on operating metrics and profitability.

Key Seed Investing Trends

Today trends in seed investing continue to track closely with trends in broader tech, making them especially valuable to monitor. Based on our latest evaluation of the seed space, as well as industry data, we’ve identified two major trends in the seed space.

Top Companies Behind The Midas List Europe

For the first time, we’re recognizing 25 venture investors who have struck gold in Europe and the Middle East – a region that’s seen a recent upsurge of high-quality startups disrupting large tech incumbents and recently drawn record levels of venture capital fundraising as a result.

5 Major Industries And Their Next-Gen Disruptors

Almost 70% of the companies on the 2017 Next Billion Dollar Startups list, produced by Forbes in partnership with TrueBridge Capital, are concentrated in just five industries: fintech, healthcare and biotech, “new space,” data and analytics, and logistics.

Established in 2007, TrueBridge Capital Partners is an alternative asset management firm focused on generating superior returns in the venture capital industry.

TrueBridge identifies and invests in high-performing, access-constrained venture capital opportunities that generate premium value for its partners. The firm is recognized for its data-driven approach to investing in both venture funds and venture-backed companies, as well as for its longstanding partnership with Forbes to produce The Midas List and the Midas List Europe, annual rankings of technology’s top investors.

TrueBridge was founded in 2007 by Edwin Poston and Mel Williams, who bring over 30 years of experience as successful private equity investors, entrepreneurs, and transaction advisors. The firm currently manages over $2.2 billion in institutional assets and is a registered investment advisory with the Securities & Exchange Commission.