First quarter V.C. investment reaches record levels

BVWireIssue #56-1
May 2, 2007

Venture capital funding reached its highest level in six years, according to the latest computations.  First quarter 2007 saw V.C. disbursements of over $7.05 billion, led by investments in the software, biotech, and medical devices/equipment sectors.  Compare this to the quarterly range of investment in 2006 ($6.21 - $6.93 billion) and 2005 ($5.09 - $6.34 billion).  Breakdowns of the data available are by industry, sector, and geographic regions—including Congressional Districts. Compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thomson Financial, MoneyTree, and NCVA (National Venture Capital Association), current and historical reports are available here.

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