Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Venture Capital (But Were Afraid to Ask)

by Zach Ferres via Entrepreneur.com

Venture capitalists are gradually reining in startup investments, a trend toward normalization since the spike in global venture activity that began in late 2013. A combination of collapsing global economies, negative interest rates and all the hype surrounding high-growth startups in the digital age resulted in monster valuations for plenty of young companies.
Consider the unicorns of late 2015.
Venture capitalists have bankrolled about $15 billion per quarter in 2016, suggesting a cooling-off period in startup investment. These investments have declined slightly from a peak of about $20 billion per quarter in mid-2015...