On The Other Hand, Q1 2016 VC Stats

PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that venture capitalists invested $12.1 Billion in 969 deals in the first quarter of 2016.

Investors moved toward more proven concepts as seed investing declined 10% from last quarter and represented only 3% of all dollars invested, while early stage deals declined 18%.

Some stats:

  • the software industry led the industries for invested dollars with $5.1 billion going into 376 deals;
  • next was biotech with $1.8 billion going into 118 deals;
  • then media/entertainment with $930 million deployed across 109 deals, and
  • $2.4 billion moved into 232 internet-specific companies.

See more detail here: http://nvca.org/pressreleases/12-1-billion-venture-capital-deployed-startup-ecosystem-first-quarter-according-moneytree-report-3/

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About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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