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  • U.S. VC Firms Raised $5.6B In Q4 2011; Commitments Up 162 Percent But Number Of Funds Down

    U.S. VC Firms Raised $5.6B In Q4 2011; Commitments Up 162 Percent But Number Of Funds Down

    According to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), thirty-eight U.S. venture capital funds raised $5.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011. While this is a 162 percent increase by dollar commitments, the fourth quarter also saw a 41 percent decline in terms of number of funds compared to the third quarter of 2011, which saw 64 funds raise… Read More

  • Venture Capital Investing Up 34 Percent To $6.5 Billion In Q2

    Venture Capital Investing Up 34 Percent To $6.5 Billion In Q2

    Venture capitalists invested $6.5 billion in 906 deals in the second quarter of 2010, according to a MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. Quarterly investment activity increased 34 percent in terms of dollars and 22 percent in number of deals compared to the first quarter of 2010 when… Read More

  • Study: U.S. Venture Capital Industry Expected To Shrink While Emerging Markets Grow

    Study: U.S. Venture Capital Industry Expected To Shrink While Emerging Markets Grow

    Deloitte and the National Venture Capital Association have released a report today indicating that U.S. venture capitalists expect their market to contract but anticipate growth in emerging markets, including China, India and Brazil, over the next five years. The 2010 global venture report surveyed over 500 VCs worldwide. According to the survey results, more than 90 percent of U.S. survey… Read More

  • Venture Returns Rose 3 Percent Last Year, But Longer Term Returns Are Still Hurting

    Venture Returns Rose 3 Percent Last Year, But Longer Term Returns Are Still Hurting

    Venture capital returns improved in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the Cambridge Associates U.S. Venture Capital Index, the performance benchmark of the National Venture Capital Association. Fourth quarter returns saw a 3.3 percent rise, ending the year with a 3 percent return overall, on average. The key words here are “short-term improvements,” however, because… Read More

  • Venture-Backed Exit Activity Is Picking Up Again

    Venture-Backed Exit Activity Is Picking Up Again

    Two separate reports were released this morning, both bringing upbeat news of increased exit activity (M&A, IPOs) for venture-backed companies in the first quarter of 2010. We take a look at the most important findings for both the Exit Poll report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association, and Dow Jones VentureSource’s assessment of IPO and M&A activity in… Read More

  • Ten-Year Venture Capital Returns Continue To Slide

    Ten-Year Venture Capital Returns Continue To Slide

    Ten-year returns for Venture Capital firms continue to slide downwards for the 5 and 10-year periods ending on September 30, 2009 according to the Cambridge Associates U.S. Venture Capital Index, the VC performance benchmark of the National Venture Capital Association. As investments in startups during the lucrative 1990’s tech boom are no longer included, ten-year returns slide to lower… Read More