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VC Funds Continue to Dry Up

According to a report earlier this week by the National Venture Capital Association, 2010 saw venture capital fundraising drop for the fourth consecutive year. During that time, the number of funds has shrunk from 235 to 157 while funds raised have dropped more than 61% (from $31.9 billion to $12.3 billion).

on January 18, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
Energy Innovation Summit to Highlight ARPA-E Research Projects
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu recently announced that the inaugural "ARPA-EEnergy Innovation Summit" will take place March 1-3, 2010 at the GaylordNational Hotel & Convention Center in Washington, DC.  The event willserve as a forum for members of the scientific and research communities,investors, technology... [More]
on January 11, 2010
Category:  Energy 
VC Outlook for 2010 and Beyond
2010 will see a gradual increase in investment levels and exit transactions according to Venture View 2010, the annual year-end survey by the National Venture Capital Association. Sixty-three percent of all respondents expect venture investment dollar levels to remain the same or increase from 2009.... [More]
on January 04, 2010
A Plan for Saving Capital Markets
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has recently released its recommendations to restore liquidity in the American VC industry and create a vibrant IPO environment once the overall economy stabilizes. The NVCA’s recommendations rest on four pillars: ecosystem partners, enhanced liquidity paths, tax incentives, and... [More]
on May 08, 2009
A Tough Quarter for Venture Capitalists
The latest data from the National Venture Capital Association show that venture capitalists have had a tough 2009 so far. Forty VC funds raised only $4.3 billion in the first quarter of 2009, representing one of the slowest quarters in recent years. Even worse news... [More]
on May 04, 2009
Category:  General 
Cleantech VC Funding Takes Temporary Hit
The venture capital industry is not immune from the current economic downturn. It appears that VCs, like many of us, have paused to assess the impact on their portfolio companies.The first quarter of the year saw a drop in venture capital investment. The level of... [More]
on April 20, 2009
Category:  General 
VC Fundraising in 2008: It Could Have Been Worse
The final figures for venture capital investing in 2008 have been released, and the news is not good, but it could have been much worse. Faced with a major economic crisis and moribund market for exits, venture capitalists and their investors may be starting to... [More]
on January 26, 2009
Venture Capital Predictions for 2009
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has released its annual predictions for the venture capital industry in 2009, and the findings should not come as a big surprise. Venture capitalists (VCs) expect 2009 to be a difficult year. A large majority predicts a slowdown... [More]
on December 26, 2008
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