A recent study by the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business shows that venture capital and private equity funded companies have significantly stronger sales (129%) and job growth (257%) than those that don’t.
However, women- and minority-owned businesses are still being passed up by financiers. The study says that: ” Minority-owned businesses were 12.6 percent less likely to receive private equity and 34.7 percent less likely to receive venture capital. Women-owned businesses were 3.6 percent less likely to receive private equity and 22.5 percent less likely to obtain venture capital. ”
The states where VCs invest most are CA, MA, WA, TX and NY focusing on computers, chips and medical devices, while PE firms tend to concentrate in CA, NY, TX and FL focusing on retail, machinery and transportation.