I recently found some old browser bookmarks from about a year ago and clicked to see what they were about. They were all articles about firms focusing on “post-seed” stage investments– a stage that became relevant and potentially valuable because of a funding gap caused by the Series A Crunch.
Fast forward to March 2015 and the thing that’s all the rage in venture capital these days is “pre-seed” stage investing. The rationale is that seed has gotten so big that now there is a funding gap between angel and seed investors. One thing’s for sure is that capital is liquid in the early stages and it flows into all the high potential spaces and crevices it can find.
In the startup and venture capital world, things happen so fast that a year’s time can provide a fun look back to see how things were different compared to today.