Venture Capital Funding

Published: 7/23/2009 9:35:28 AM

According to a recent report by Dow Jones VentureSource, the US venture capital industry showed signs of recovery in the second quarter as venture capital firms invested $5.27 billion in 595 transactions.

While it was better than Q1, the funding levels are still 51% below the same quarter in the previous year and still at roughly 1994 levels.

My best guess is that funding levels will stay depressed for some period of time until the exit environment - either M&A or IPO - improves.  That will probably not begin to happen until 2010. So we have more of a wait before the industry begins to heal itself.

Don Jones



Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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