The War Cry of Entrepreneurship

child learning the war cry of entrepreneurship

A lot of startups don’t make it. The popular view sees entrepreneurship as meritocracy at its purest. Startup culture treats the winners in this game like celebrities; like they are gods. Too often the rest, the also-rans, the unfunded, the short-lived are scorned. These entrepreneurs are marked by unrewarded sacrifices, by pity, and as if their … Read more

Killing it in 2017, an inspired year for Utah VC

Startups going slow to go fast Utah slipped a few spots in the VC rankings for 2017, but still turned in an outstanding year. I’ve been pretty excited to report Utah’s per capita venture funding as third highest in the U.S. in 2015, or last year seeing Utah’s VC numbers top $1 Billion (disappointingly revised down … Read more

2016 Sees Utah top $1B in venture capital for the first time

2016 saw Utah companies raise over $1 billion in venture capital, a huge milestone for the Beehive State. 99 Utah companies raised $1.17 billion in 2016 according to the latest Venture Monitor report, from NVCA and Pitchbook, closing out 2016 Q4. 2016 saw total VC investments nationally shrink from their peak in 2015 (with $69.1 billion … Read more

Utah Tops the Big Apple in Per Capita Venture Capital

Hard to believe? Note the per capita qualifier. In fairness, NY based startups raised over $4.2 billion in venture funding in 2014 compared to Utah’s paltry $800 million. *sniff* Utah didn’t bring home more total money, but they brought home a lot and did it with a much smaller population. So, I don’t find it … Read more