Mark Marquez

Innovation, Automation, Data-Driven

VC Funding Scrap and Store

VC Funding Scrap and Store

VC Funding Scrap and Store

Overall Project Goals

Analyzing data on new funding rounds and venture-funded companies, helping teams maximize the ROI of their new innovations / markets by:


With data that is sourced from the website ‘VCNewsDaily’, this project collects information on new venture funding rounds, along with the details on the funding round and the venture-funded companies. This is done to develop a clean list of leads [for education purposes], that can be used for various purposes such as: product development, market research and/or business development.


Venture capital as a funding type offers huge potential rewards, but with huge risks as well. In fact, it is well-known that most venture-funded startups never make it to the initial public offering (IPO) stage (althought this might not always end up being the most ideal end-goal (i.e., acquisition vs IPO)). But for those that do go through multiple venture funds and make it to the IPO, this type of funding has been responsible for most (if not all) of the younger tech giants that are synonomous with Silicon Valley (i.e., Facebook, Google, Twitter, SalesForce, Uber, Doordash, Tesla). Given how venture capital works in stages, there is so much insight that venture funding reveals about developing trends in sales, culture and/or technology.

A team that does a great job of tracking venture capital activity is ‘VCNewsDaily’. Their website offers free venture capital details (funding round and company) on the 30 most recent funding rounds on their website at one time. They also have a basic search tool to search companies by letters, along with a full catalog of venture capital details available for purchase. The goal of the study is to interpret the HTML data from the VCNewsDaily website into clean data that is stored into excel sheets and an SQL database.

While no further analysis was done on the venture capital funding activity in this study [after the data was scraped, cleaned and stored], this study does provide the baseline tool for web scraping the data that will be needed for such an educational study on venture capital funding in the future.


The ‘VCNewsDaily’ website is great for finding details into recent fundings, although with limited search capabilities for non-paid tools outside of the last 30 fundings.

Instead, the raw HTML Data will be used by being collected, cleaned and stored.

The raw data for each venture funding round was collected from three online pages - general, funding and company.


All of the data that was sourced from the website’s HTML was merged together and stored into the dataset ‘raw data’.

All of our ‘raw data’ that was cleaned using python is stored into the dataset ‘clean data’.

After being uploaded into a MS SQL Server, our ‘clean data’ was also stored by proper datatypes as well. This was done to prepare the data for calculations and predictive modeling.

The data can then be retrieved and analyzed with SQL queries.


This study provided the baseline web scraping tool for building a list of venture-funded companies and their funding details/goals.

Once collected and stored, this data can then be easily enriched and analyzed to help teams with market research, product development and/or business development. Market research from venture capital activity can be utilized by teams in the private equity and venture capital industries to help identify potential acquisitions / upcoming competitors. Product development teams in the various sciences industries (i.e., biotech, aerospace, electronics) can use VC activity to help identify upcoming technologies / methods that could offer parallel benefits to their own businesses. And business development teams can use VC activity to develop potential leads to go after (if good fit) or use it to systemically go through the targets in their CRM based on funding activity (i.e., similar industry / region).

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