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Oct 25

Venture investments up 10 percent in 2010

Posted by Stephen Taub in venture capitalseed fundingDow Jones VentureSourceDealsCashangels

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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.

Sep 01

Should angels get a special tax credit?

Posted by annearf in tax creditsSmall Business Innovation Researchsmall businessinvestmentangels


There's a bill pending in Congress to give angels who invest in certain companies a 25 percent tax credit.  Whether it would benefit anyone other than angel investors is unclear.

The legislation, the Innovation Technologies Investment Act, would give angels the tax credit for investments in startups receiving Small Business Innovation (SBIR) grants. The federal SBIR program provides funding to small businesses engaged in innovative research. It's meant to encourage more investment in these startups, which tend to have a lot of promise and, possibly, the potential to create jobs.

Apr 16

Angel financing favors bigger ventures

Posted by annearf in venture capitalstartupDealsCenter for Venture Researchangels


Many startups, especially ones with high-growth potential, depend on receiving at least some of their funding from angel investors.  Now, a new report sheds light on what type of entrepreneurial ventures got angel money last year. 

Specifically, the report from the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire found that financing for really early-stage companies declined and a larger percentage went to more-established ventures.  That is, 35 percent of investments in 2009 were in seed stage companies, a decrease of 10 percent from 2008. And new, or so-called first sequence investments, were 47 percent of all angel activity, a significant decline over the last two years.

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