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Number of VC Firms Raising Funds Drops

Published: 7/11/2011 9:44:43 AM



The number of venture capital funds that have successfully raised new funding has dropped, according to a report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association covering Q2 2011.

While the amount of funding showed a 28% increase in dollar commitments, the number of VC firms that raised the funds in the second quarter of 2011 declined by 23%.

So, if these numbers are correct, we're essentially seeing a flight to quality as limited partners place their funds with VC firms that have a successful track record of profitable exits.

While the headline is negative, the VC industry market is clearly working and will ultimately result in a healthier and sustainable industry.

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