Venture Capital Fund Raising Improves

Published: 4/12/2011 9:22:38 AM

According to numbers released yesterday by Dow Jones LP Source, US-based venture capital firms raised $7.7 billion in the first quarter of the year.

The firm stated that this tally was almost double the $3.9 billion committed in Q1 of 2010.

What is interesting about the $7.7 billion is that in my view it does not indicate a broad-based recovery in venture capital fund raises. This is because it is largely due to a few top-tier VC firms raising very large funds, which skews the numbers.

That said, VCs are generally feeling in a brighter mood due to an improving economy, a slowly healing IPO market and the prospect of limited partners that will invest in firms that show solid performance.



Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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