According to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association, United States-based venture capital funds have raised $2.7 billion in the second quarter of 2011, a 28 percent increase by dollar commitments compared to Q2 2010.
However, the number of VC firms raising money has declined significantly (from 48 tot 37 funds, or a 23 percent drop, compared to the second quarter of 2010). → Read More
For all the hair-pulling that too much venture money is being thrown at startups, the third quarter actually saw a 31 percent sequential drop in venture dollars invested in the U.S., according to a new MoneyTree report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (see charts here). In the third quarter, VCs invested $4.8 billion in 780 deals, down from $6.9 billion in… → Read More
Venture capital firms are having their own problems raising new money from limited partners. Capital inflows in the first quarter were down 31 percent annually to $3.6 billion in the U.S., according to the National Venture Capital Association. Venture funds were also down 11 percent from the fourth quarter.
Only 32 funds were able to raise money in the first quarter, down from 44 last quarter… → Read More
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 and… → Read More
More venture dollars went into startups in the third quarter than the two previous quarters of the year, but was still down 33 percent from a year ago, according to the latest MoneyTree report put out by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. The report counts 657 venture deals worth a total of $4.8 billion, up 17 percent from the second quarter.
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More evidence that venture exits and fund raising are related. We already know that venture exits were anemic in the third quarter of 2009, and now the National Venture Capital Association has released data on how much money venture funds themselves were able to raise. It was not a lot in historical terms.
According to the NCVA’s data, venture funds raised $1.6 billion in the third quarter… → Read More