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Jan 24
2011

Venture capital investments creep upward

Posted by Stephen Taub in venture capitalVCDow Jones VentureSourceDeals

Stephen Taub

It is not exactly happy days here again in the venture capital world.

Sure in 2010 the number of deals rose by 6 percent, to 2,799 over 2009 and the amount of capital invested in those transactions climbed 11 percent to $26.2 billion, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.

Oct 25
2010

Venture investments up 10 percent in 2010

Posted by Stephen Taub in venture capitalseed fundingDow Jones VentureSourceDealsCashangels

Stephen Taub

Another source of funding for small businesses is coming back.

Venture investors pumped $5.5 billion into 662 deals for US-based companies during the third quarter of 2010, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.  This works out to a 5 percent decline in the value of the investments but a 2 percent increase in the number of deals from the same period last year.

Oct 01
2010

Venture deals rebounding sharply

Posted by Stephen Taub in venture capitalprivate equitymergers and acquisitionsM&AIPOinitial public offeringDow Jones VentureSourceDeals

Stephen Taub

Liquidity is clearly improving in the venture capital market, making it easier for investors to cash out their investments.

During the third quarter, there were 111 venture-capital backed company exits, netting $6.4 billion. The number of exits rose by 11 percent while deal volume surged 70 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.

Jul 01
2010

Some signs of life in venture capital

Posted by Stephen Taub in venture capitalmergers and acquisitionsIPODow Jones VentureSourceDeals

Stephen Taub

The venture capital business is trying to battle back, but with mixed success.

On one hand, during the second quarter, 15 IPOs by venture-backed companies raised $899 million, up from just three offerings which raised $232 million in the same period last year, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.

Apr 29
2010

Venture capital on road to recovery

Posted by Stephen Taub in venture capitalistventure capitalDow Jones VentureSourceDeals

Stephen Taub

The venture capital market is slowly coming back to life.

In the first quarter, venture capitalists plunked down $7 billion in 919 deals for companies based in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Israel, Mainland China and India, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. This is a 13 percent increase over the $6.2 billion invested in 860 deals during same period last year.

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