Washington state isn’t really known for semiconductors or solar technologies. But two companies in those sectors — Seattle-based RFID chip maker Impinj and Kennewick-based solar power generation system Infinia — helped buoy the state’s venture capital totals during the third quarter.
Both companies have been around for some time, but they were two of the top deals during the third quarter, according to the MoneyTree survey. In total, venture capitalists invested $155 million in 30 deals during the quarter, the largest number of deals but smallest tally of dollars so far this year. In the second quarter, for example, $234 million was invested in 26 deals.
Oregon saw its deal total hold steady at six, though its dollar amount increased over the previous quarter to $39.8 million.
Earlier this week, CB Insights released a report showing that $132 million was invested in 24 deals during the third quarter in Washington state.
Here’s a look at the deals tracked via the MoneyTree survey: