We’ve dissected at length the Series A crunch, offering explanationsdata, tips, more tips, and rebuttals. To be clear, this phenomenon is the result of an increase in seed investors and a glut of companies seeking their first institutional round, not a loss of capital in the early stage venture ecosystem. But new analysis by Shasta Ventures associate Nikhil Basu Trivedi sheds further light on the matter. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Series A Crunch does not affect all companies equally. In fact, over the last five years, the number of large Series A rounds, those between $10 to $25 million, has increased nearly threefold. But along the way the average size of A rounds has declined slightly from a 2011 high of $6.4 million to a 2013 low of $5.8 million. It turns out, the Series A crunch is bifurcated, to use Trivedi’s word. The winners, as measured by post-Seed round traction, are being rewarded bigger than ever. The rest, are finding it tougher than ever just to scrape by. [Source: Trivedi]