But closer inspection shows a more stable investment landscape than might be expected. True, the high level numbers look abrupt: a 12% drop in money allocated and a 14% decline in deals.
But the retreat comes off a particularly strong second quarter. Longer term, investment results in a number of industry segments remain fairly steady. On top of that, software deal making surged.
In the following slideshow, peHUB examined the quarter’s performance from a number of angles. Here are several observations:
1) Quarterly deal flow was consistent with many of the past six quarters;
2) Seed and early stage dollars continue to suggest a steady, long-term rise;
3) The general up-drift in later stage investing remains in place;
4) Internet deal making shows a continued long-term increase;
5) Software investing follows a multi-quarter expansion with first-round investment activity suggesting it will continue;
6) Biotech investing was for the most part steady;
7) And cleantech investing reflects significant fluctuation quarter to quarter.
What follows is the slideshow amplifying these points.