US venture investments down 61% in Q1 2009
US venture capital investments sank 61% in Q1 2009, dropping to the lowest level in 12 years. VC investments totaled $3 bln in Q1 2009, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters. In Q1 2008, investments totaled $7.74 bln. This is the lowest quarterly level of venture investments since Q1 1997, […]
$5.4 bln of venture capital invested in US in Q4 2008
US VC investments in the US totaled $5.4 bln during Q4 2008, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters. This compares to the $8.1 bln invested in Q4 2007 and is the lowest quarterly level of venture investments since Q1 2005. Fourth-quarter investments went to 818 companies, down from 1,051 in […]
Venture investments into IT down 14.5% in 2008
IT Venture capital dropped to $11.64 bln for all of 2008, down 14.5% from 2007, according to VentureSource. Software companies, which continue to capture the largest slice of IT venture investments, dropped 16.4% during the year, to $4.73 bln in funding.
73% of VCs think their revenues will stay the same or grow in 2009
Less than 20% of VC portfolio poised for exit in 2009 as IPO market recovery not seen for at least a year; M&A activity seen increasing as valuations drop. In polling 270 venture capitalists, corporate buyers and entrepreneurs, KPMG found that 73% of respondents expect their firm’s revenue to stay the same or increase in […]
$7.4 bln of venture capital invested into US startups in Q2 2008
The pace of US venture capital investments remained steady at $7.4 bln during Q2 2008 despite a wobbly stock market that has made it increasingly difficult for the financiers of new ideas to cash out of startups. The amount of money spread across 990 deals in Q2 2008 was unchanged from the same time 2007, […]
US VC investments drop 5.1% in dollar volume, up in deal volume
US VC investments dropped by 5% to $7.1 bln during Q1 2008. This was the first YTY decline in the venture capital industry’s quarterly investments since the end of 2005, National Venture Capital Association says. In Q1 2007 VCs invested $7.5 bln. More deals got done in in Q1 2008 than Q1 2007 – a […]
$928 mln of VC money invested in India in 2007
Venture capitalists invested $928 mln in Indian companies in 2007, a significant 166% jump compared to 2006 level, VentureBeat reports.
US venture investments up 10.8% in 2007
US venture capitalists invested a total of $29.4 bln in 2007, up 10.8% from 2006. The number of deals reached 3,813 in 2007, a modest rise of 5% over 2006, PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports.
$34.7 bln raised by VCs in 2007
Venture capitalists raised $34.7 bln in funds in 2007, an increase of 9.4% and the most the industry has raised since 2001, when it raised $38.8 bln, Thomson Financial and the NVCA (National Venture Capital Association) reported.
38 European IPOs raised 893 mln euros in 2007
38 venture-backed companies completed IPOs in Europe. They raised 893 mln euros, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. The growth is down from 89 companies and 1.7 bln euros in 2006. The median amount raised via IPO was 15.8 mln Euros, the highest in 6 years.
Internet startup funding runs at $1 bln a quarter
Venture funding for all industries has fallen by more than half since 1999, dropping from $54.1 bln then to $26.5 bln in 2006, according to the National Venture Capital Association. Funding for Internet startups is running at roughly $1 bln a quarter in 2007, down from a high of $14.27 bln in Q1 2000.Int
81 venture-backed companies acquired in Q2 2007
Acquisitions of US venture-backed companies in Q2 2007 declined noticeably, with 81 transactions totaling $7.6 bln, compared to 98 transactions totaling $9.6 bln in Q1 2007. The median acquisition amount was $55.8 mln, which was also a noticeable decline from Q1 2007 but above the average for 2006, Fenwick & West survey says.
22 venture-backed companies went the IPO route in Q2 2007
IPOs of venture-backed companies increased to 22 companies raising $2.7 bln in Q2 2007, compared to 13 IPOs raising $1.2 bln in Q1 2007. The amount raised in venture-backed IPOs in Q2 2007 was the highest amount raised since Q3 2000 and the $3.9 bln raised in venture-backed IPOs in Q1 2007 and Q2 2007 […]
$2.4 bln of venture investments went into health care in Q2 2007
US venture investment in health care continued to be strong with $2.4 bln of total investment, of which $1 bln went to medical device companies, the highest total on record for that segment of the health care industry. IT investment also continued to be strong with $4.1 bln invested, with information service companies (which includes […]
$7.4 bln invested by VCs into US companies in Q2 2007
The amount invested by venture capitalists in the US in Q2 2007 was approximately $7.4 bln in 717 transactions, compared to $7 bln raised in 584 transactions in Q1 2007. The amount invested this Q was the highest amount of venture investment in a single quarter since Q4 2001, Fenwick & West survey says.
Cleantech spending up 14% in 2007
Spending on the development of new energy and environmental technologies is projected to grow by 14% in 2007 to exceed $55 bln worldwide, with corporate and government spending up 10% and venture capital on track to double.
Top venture capital companies for healthcare sector
Healthcare Corporate Finance News published a list of top venture companies investing into healthcare sector. Venture investing in healthcare sector Venture capital firm Deals Alta Partners 8 Canaan Partners 6 Sofinnova Ventures/Sofinnova Partners 6 ARCH Venture Partners 5 Domain Associates 5 Pequot Ventures/Capital 5 New Enterprise Associates 5 Novartis BioVentures/Novartis Venture 5 Three Arch Partners […]
Venture investments in healthcare sector
Healthcare Corporate Finance News published a list of venture investments into healthcare companies. Healthcare venture investments in Q1 2007 Sector Deals Amount Biopharmaceuticals 23 $727.4 Medical Devices 43 $726.1 Pharmaceuticals 19 $660.4 Biotechnology 27 $392.9 Health Care Services 9 $197.1 e-Health 9 $52.3 Other 4 $48.0 Total 134 $2,804.2 Source: Healthcare Corporate
$8.2 bln of venture capital invested into healthcare companies in 2006
Venture capital investment in US health care companies was up solidly in 2006 compared to 2005 ($8.2 bln vs. $7.4 bln). Health care’s share of total US venture investment increased slightly from 31% in 2005 to 32% in 2006. US medical device/equipment companies raised approximately $2.6 bln in 2006, the best year ever for that […]
Israeli VCs raised 67% less money in 2006
Israeli venture capital funds raised $473 mln in 2006, a 67% decline from the $1.46 bln achieved in 2005.
$5.8 bln of venture capital invested in US in Q4 2006
The amount invested by venture capitalists in the US in Q4 2006 was approximately $5.8 bln. Although this amount was approximately 15% less than the amounts invested in Q3 2006 and Q2 2006, it fell solidly within the $5-7 bln quarterly range seen since the end of 2003. Overall the amount invested by venture capitalists […]
$8.25 of venture capital invested into healthcare companies in 2006
Healthcare companies had another good year, with venture investment increasing to $8.25 bln, up 12% over 2005, and the industry accounting for 28 of the 56 IPOs. Information services (which includes Web 2.0 companies) also had a good year with investment increasing to $2.4 bln, up 27% from 2005. Alternative energy had a substantial increase […]
$2.9 bln of VC money invested into cleantech
Cleantech Venture Network reported that North American VC investment in the cleantech category totaled a record $2.9 bln for 2006, representing a 78% increase over 2005 cleantech investment of $1.6 bln, and a 140% increase over 2004 investment of $1.2 bln. About $613 mln was invested in cleantech in Q4 2006, a 22% increase over […]
$727 mln of VC money invested into alternative energy start-ups in 2006
In 2006, venture capitalists put $727 mln into 39 alternative energy start-ups, compared with $195 mln in 18 such firms for 2005, according to the National Venture Capital Association.
2006 VC investments up 10%
VC investments in 2006 rose 10% to $25.5 bln, the highest level since 2001, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.
Global cleantech investments tops $1 bln in Q3 2006
North American and European Q3 2006 cleantech investment totaled $1.081 bln. More than $934 mln was invested in North American cleantech companies in Q3 2006, 14% of the overall $6.5 bln invested, making cleantech the third largest venture capital category for the quarter. Venture capital investment in European cleantech companies totaled $147 mln in Q3, […]
$1.99 bln of venture capital invested in Bay Area companies in Q3 2006
San Francisco Bay Area companies attracted $1.99 billion in venture funding during Q3 2006, according to MoneyTree. The level of VC investments dipped 10% compared to Q3 2005, when $2.2 bln was invested in Silicon Valley startups.
VC investments into tech companies up by $1 bln in the first half of 2006
Datamonitor says technology VC investments in the first half of 2006 exceeded tech VC investments in the first half of 2005 by $1 bln, for a total of $6.89 bln.
Venture capital funding up 5.4% in Q1-Q3 2006
US venture capital funding rose 5.4% in Q1-Q3 2006 compared to Q1-Q3 2005 led by investments in alternative energy and Internet technologies. Venture capital investors directed $6.36 bln into 611 deals in January-September 2006, according to Dow Jones VentureOne and Ernst & Young LLP. With $19.45 bln invested in Q1-Q3 2006, the US venture industry […]
49 Web 2.0 companies received VC money in the first half of 2006
According to Dow Jones VentureOne, 49 Web 2.0 companies have been funded in the first half of 2006, garnering $262.3 mln in equity capital. That compares to 51 deals and $199.1 mln invested into similar companies in all of 2005, indicating activity is likely to double 2005 level. A total of $13 bln was invested […]
22.2% VC deals in Q2 2006 funded by corporate VC
In Q2 2006, corporate venture capital groups participated in 195 deals or 22.2% of all venture capital deals completed. These deals represented $602.5 mln or 9.2% of all dollars venture capitalists invested in Q2 2006, PricewaterhouseCoopers reports.
16 IPOs of venture-backed companies in Q2 2006
There were 16 IPOs of venture backed companies in the US in Q2 2006, of which 10 were health care companies. These IPOs raised $1.3 bln. This was an improvement over 13 IPOs raising $.6 bln in Q1 2006 and the combined total of 29 IPOs raising $1.9 bln in the first half of 2006 […]
$6.7 bln of venture capital invested in Q2 2006
Up rounds exceeded down rounds in Q2 2006 for the tenth quarter in a row (69% up vs. 25% down, with 6% flat), although by less than Q1 2006 (which was 74% up vs. 15% down, with 11% flat). Fenwick & West recorded a 34% average price increase for Silicon Valley companies receiving venture capital […]
US venture investments reached $6.7 bln in Q2 2006
According to Dow Jones/VentureSource, aggregate venture investment in the US during Q2 was $6.7 bln, an increase over $6.4 bln in Q2 2005 and $6.2 bln in Q1 2006. The combined total of $12.9 bln for the first half of 2006 puts the industry on pace for its largest investing year since 2001.
VC investments in Silicon Valley companies up 27%
$2.42 bln worth of venture capital was invested into San Francisco Bay Area companies in Q2 2006, growth of 27% QTQ, according to Ernst & Young.
$11.2 bln raised by venture capital firms in Q2 2006
Private equity fundraising continued to break new records in both the venture capital and buyout asset classes in Q2 2006, according to Thomson Financial and the National Venture Capital Association. In the quarter, 50 venture capital funds raised a total of $11.2 bln, the highest level since the first quarter of 2001. Thirty-five Buyout and […]
Early-stage investments in Europe up 23% in 2005
Early-stage investment in Europe drew a record $16 bln in 2005, up from $13 bln in 2004, according to the EVCA. Early-stage and expansion ventures also raised a record $13.7 bln in new funds 2004, an increase of 24% over 2004.
8% of angel investors in 2005 were women
Women were only 8% of active angel investors in 2005, according to Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Median value for a startup was $18.6 mln in Q1 2006
The median value of a pre-investment start-up hit $18.6 mln in Q1 2006, up $3 mln from Q1 2005. The figure is the highest since the Q4 2000, when the median value of a company before accepting venture capital funding topped out at $23 mln. The median value of a telecoms startup rose to $82.8 […]
Only 12% of fast-growing companies borrowed from the banks in Q1 2006
Only 12% of fast-growth companies completed new bank loans in Q1 2006, a step down from 13% in Q4 2005, and closer-yet to the historic low of 10% in the Q2 2002.
Venture capital investments up 64% in Q1 2006
Up rounds exceeded down rounds for the 9th quarter in a row, and by the largest margin since our survey began (74% up vs. 15% down, with 11% flat). The Fenwick & West Venture Capital Barometer showed a 64% average price increase for companies receiving venture capital in Q1 2006 compared to such companies’ previous […]
29.13 mln euros of VC investment in Ireland in Q1 2006
Ernst & Young/Dow Jones European VC report covering Q1 2006 shows that 29.13 mln euros was invested in Ireland during the period through seven major deals. Tech remained the dominant sector, attracting 28.13 mln euros of the total figure, in six of the seven deals.
$31.3 bln of venture capital invested worldwide in 2005
Venture capital investments worldwide reached the level of $31.3 bln. The United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel represent 93% of capital invested, while China and India account for the remainder. Venture capital firms in the United States have raised $41 bln in new funds in the last two years. European firms closed on 3.7 bln […]
$23.1 bln of angel investments made in 2005
Angel investments rose to $23.1 bln in 2005 from $15.7 bln in 2002 (though still below the $30 bln raised in 2001), according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire.
VC investment in Bay Area companies up 4.8% in Q1 2006
Venture capitalists invested 4.8% more in Bay Area companies during Q1 2006 than in Q1 2005. Venture capitalists invested $1.9 bln in San Francisco Bay Area companies with $1.3 bln, going to tech companies.
Irish VC activity reached $75 mln in Q1 2006
Venture capital funding by Irish tech companies came in at 61.1 mln euros ($75,357,672) in Q1 2006, an increase of 70% from Q4 2005.
Private equity funds raised $31.4 bln in Q1 2006
Private equity fundraising had another very strong showing in Q1 2006 with 93 funds raising a combined $31.4 bln, according to Thomson Venture Economics and the National Venture Capital Association. 51 venture funds accounted for $6.5 bln of the total while 42 buyout vehicles raised $24.9 bln. While these figures show a decline from Q4 […]
Publicly traded biotech companies generated $60 bln in 2005
Ernst & Young reports that the revenues of publicly-traded biotechnology companies surpassed $60 bln for the first time in the sector’s 30-year history. Revenues of the world’s publicly-traded biotech companies grew 18% in 2005, reaching an all-time high of $63.1 bln. As revenues increased, the industry’s net loss decreased by a dramatic 30%, to $4.3 […]
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