Monday, August 22, 2005

VC -->VC Funds Jump 165% in Q2

Investor optimism in venture capital helped U.S. venture firms add 62 percent more to their coffers in the second quarter than in the year-ago period, making it the best three months for venture fundraising in nearly four years, a study released Monday said.

Venture Capital firms in the quarter raised a total of more than $6.1 billion vs. $2.3 billion in the second quarter of 2004, according to the study by VentureOne. It was the most lucrative quarter for VC since the last quarter of 2001.

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Chart comes from VentureOne data.

The most interesting thing in this story is that 40 percent of the new money went to sub-$100 million funds. Does this signal a resurgence of early-stage?

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