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How the "venture finance hairball" is redefining the Series A according to New Atlantic Ventures


The rise of angels and micro-VCs, secondary-market liquidity, crowd funding, and other market forces have created a "venture finance hairball" that calls for new definitions in the world of VC, argues Scott Johnson of Reston- and Cambridge, Mass.-based New Atlantic Ventures.

Most importantly, Johnson takes a stab at redefining the Series A, a term that's been turned on its head by the lower cost of entry for startup, the proliferation of seed-stage funding and the earlier expectations of market traction.

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