Quarterly reports about venture capital investment are fairly commonplace. But information about early stage investment can be more difficult to come by.
To help investigate some of the investment trends, the Angel Capital Education Foundation (ACEF), Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and CB Insights are announcing a partnership that will produce a quarterly research report. The aptly-titled Halo Report will track angel investment activity in the U.S. and Canada, providing data that entrepreneurs and early-stage investors have long sought after.
CB Insights CEO and co-founder Anand Sanwal notes that "Unlike data on VC investments, comprehensive, rigorously collected data on angel-backed companies and angel investors does not currently exist in any centralized fashion." The Halo Report aims to give more visibility to this segment of early-stage investment, which in turn will help build data-driven tools to help both investors and entrepreneurs.
CB Insights has an extensive database of private company financing, and we often cite its findings here at ReadWriteWeb. The Halo Report will draw on that data, in conjunction with SVB and ACEF's expertise in angel investment, to include information about overall investment activity, as well as details about round sizes, location, and industry preferences.
The first Halo Report is expected to be available in the second half of 2011.