The Ascent Of Early-Stage Venture Capital

Early-stage funding by angels and venture capital firms is growing in size and impact on the technology industry.

Last year, U.S. venture capital firms raised 10 percent less than in 2012, but VC funds focused on early-stage investing raised $9.37 billion, a jump of 51 percent, according to DJX LP Source. In addition, 151 early-stage firms closed funds – more than in the last dozen years.