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 […]

Slideshow: Top 10 Sectors Backed by VCs in Q2; the Internet Isn’t the Only Game in Town

We reported last week that Internet investing helped drive second-quarter venture deal volume, but biotech, medical devices and software startups were strong money magnets as well. So were companies in IT services and entertainment, according to data from the MoneyTree Report, which is produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data […]

Cleantech: Say Goodbye To Risk Capital

The cleantech investor is becoming a more conservative investor. This is the conclusion to draw from the quarterly cleantech investment figures the Cleantech Group released Tuesday. Quarterly investment totals from around the globe rose 13% from last year to $2.57 billion. But deals came to 159, probably the lowest quarterly level since mid-2009. In other […]

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Venture Investing Rises In 2010 For First Time In 3 Years

Venture investing regained its footing in 2010 as a two percent rise in fourth quarter funding led the full year’s total to an annual increase for the first time since 2007. The year saw U.S. venture capitalists put $21.8 billion into 3,277 startups, a 19% increase from 2009. First time financings, a key measure of […]

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