Venture Investing Sees A Weak 4Q, But 2011 Rebounds Smartly From 2010; Seed Funding Tumbles In Quarter: Slideshow

Venture investing fell in the fourth quarter to its slowest pace of the year, but capital commitments were enough to lift 2011 well above lethargic 2010. Fourth-quarter deal making was particularly strong in cleantech and among biotechnology startups, but software, Internet, medical devices and IT services investing fell. Early-stage investing hit a high for the […]

Cleantech Investing Posts A Weak 4Q, But Resilient VCs Push 2011 Ahead Of 2010

Global cleantech venture investing fell during the fourth quarter, but ended the year 13% higher than 2010. The final three months of the year saw $2.06 billion go into 150 deals, down 6.2% in dollars from the third quarter and 27% in transactions, according to the Cleantech Group. Mergers and acquisition activity was weak, with […]

West Coast, East Coast Investment Rivalries Heat Up

So where is the best place to start an Internet or digital media company? Is it Silicon Valley? Or is New York the new epicenter of the digital revolution? You probably have your own opinion. Here is the one from Dave Broadwin, a partner at the Boston law firm of Foley Hoag. Foley Hoag’s quarterly […]

Venture Fundraising Ends 2010 With A Whimper

Venture fundraising finished 2010 with a lethargic fourth quarter performance in which only 35 funds gathered less than $3 billion from LPs. The feeble quarter ended the slowest 12-month period since 2003, according to a joint report from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters, publisher of this blog. Annually, only $12.3 billion came […]

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