I find it interesting to try to figure out where the money is flowing in Tech – it gives an indication of what niche markets are finding good traction, highlights the general sentiment among those with the money towards certain flavors of business, and also, I’m just a nosy bastard.
Here are five good places to see what deals are going down and who’s writing the cheques:
- http://deals.venturebeat.com/ – Venturebeat’s deals section ‘dealbeat’ keeps a close eye on the latest funding deals in the tech industry. Great info on where money is being spent, but pretty crappy spam filtering on their story comments.
- http://www.pehub.com – Private Equity Hub tends to cover a wider range of industry than just pure tech. They have interesting analysis on the companies covered and provide a broader range of planned events such as planned company IPOs, or stalled funding deals etc.
- http://thisweekin.com/thisweekin-venture-capital – Jason Calacanis (@jason) and what is hopefully his permanent co-host Mark Suster (@msuster) cover recent industry deals. The real meat in this is the expert analysis from two entrepreneurial heavy-hitters. There are always great insights coming out of this one.
- http://www.crunchbase.com/ – Crunchbase is more raw data than analysis, but is great for getting a timeline on how much a company has raised. Techcrunch offers all the gossip and analysis, crunchbase the info.
- http://www.secondmarket.com – Second Market isn’t a place for the data per se, but a market place where you can bid on private equities that aren’t publicly available such as Facebook, Twitter, and Zynga. It’s interesting to see what stocks are soaring – according to techcrunch, Facebook stock is up 100% on secondmarket since January.
Anywhere I’m missing? Where should a nosy bastard like myself be listening? Let me know in the comments.