The numbers are unambiguous—we’re living in the golden age of venture capital and private equity. From the numerous “unicorns” busy spending their way to scale to $100-million Series A rounds to the rise and fall of entire sectors overnight as venture money changes its fickle course, there’s no escaping it.
Venture capitalists (VCs) are happy staying in the background through all of this. They’re letting their investments—whether hits or misses—do the talking. Add to that the sheer number of investment announcements each day, it’s hard to observe patterns and understand tactics followed by venture investors.