It would seem in recent months we cannot go a week without news that at least one company has secured a small fortune in investment. Altitude Digital was the latest example, signing a $7 million credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank, and we only have to look back two weeks to recall Dstillery doubling its total investment to $48 million, after series C financing. 

But is this a sign of the times? A confidence in the industry? Are we just looking through rose tinted spectacles? Is it easier to secure funding now than it was a year ago?