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VC report: First-time financings on the rise and software leads the way

Venture capitalists are putting more cash to work in early-stage companies, boosting the dollars and deals in the category. That’s one of the latest findings in the second quarter MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. The number of first-time financing deals rose 10 percent to 302 companies, while dollars into those… Read More

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VCs pump $2.1 billion into early-stage startups, biggest haul in more than a decade

Venture capitalists are pumping more money into early-stage companies. And that, say some industry watchers, is very much a good thing. According to the MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, venture capitalists invested $2.1 billion in 410 early-stage deals, the biggest total since the first quarter of 2001. The early-stage investment… Read More

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Ugh, this doesn’t look so good: Venture capital investing in Washington state plummets

It seems that every quarter in the venture capital industry brings a bit of good news and bad news. So, where do you want to start this time? Let’s start with the good. The National Venture Capital Association, Thomson Reuters and PricewaterhouseCoopers today released numbers showing that venture capitalists pumped $28.4 billion into 3,673 deals… Read More

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From bad to worse: State slips to 10th in venture capital investment

GeekWire readers have been engaged in an active debate over the past few days on the ailments facing the Seattle startup community. Some have argued, including guest columnist Marcelo Calbucci, that it is a money/support problem while others, including guest columnist Jonathan Shapiro, have pointed directly to the lack of investment-worthy startup ideas being incubated… Read More