Is your company planning to spin-out or license a technology to a start-up company? If so it is important to understand the different funding opportunities for these start-ups. One option is venture capital, venture investments during 2013 reached a 12-year high and this year looks better than 2013.
Venture capital funds have invested over $22.7 billion into 2,099 U.S. startups during the first 2 quarters of 2014. This is the highest Venture backed activity in 13 years, the national venture capital association reports. 2014 is coming along to be one of the best years for venture-backed companies.
The NVCA Money Tree report that VCs invested into 55 seed deals (5%), 522 early stage deals (47%), 308 expansion deals (28%) and 229 late stage deals (21%). Over 50% of deals were early and seed stage funding.
The top venture states are California, Massachusetts, and New York. California accounts for over 60% percent of the capital invested in the U.S. Massachusetts and New York follow in 2nd and 3rd place with 9%, and 8% of invested capital. The chart below shows the top 10 states accounting for invested capital and venture deals.
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