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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.

Top Companies Behind The 2017 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.

The Next Billion Dollar Startups – Where Are They Now?

Of the 50 companies profiled on the 2015 or 2016 Next Billion Dollar Startups List, nearly half have reached valuations of at least $1.0 billion or exited through an IPO or an acquisition. Let's look back to see which companies have “graduated” off our list or are fast approaching unicorn status.

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 laser-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, an annual ranking 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 $1.8 billion in institutional assets and is a registered investment advisory with the Securities & Exchange Commission.