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Fourth-quarter acquisitions and a smattering of IPOs throughout 2009 reflect rising confidence that bodes well for 2010, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.
U.S. venture capitalist investment plummeted 50 percent from the same quarter last year with IT hit particularly hard, VentureSource reports.
Investors have shown that energy is "ripe for innovation and investment," according the Dow Jones VentureSource tally of venture capital 2007.
Venture capitalists pull back sharply, shrinking U.S.-based tech deals to a level not seen in more than a decade, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.
Spending on information technology and media, however, has risen over the past year, according to research from Ernst & Young and Dow Jones' VentureSource.
VC investment in Web 2.0 increased in 2007, Dow Jones VentureSource says, but strip out the Facebook deal and a different picture emerges.
IT venture investments in the fourth quarter fell a staggering 40 percent to $2.18 billion over year-ago figures, marking the worst performance in a decade, according to a VentureSource survey.
New data suggests that venture funding may not what we think it is. What will it take to get trustworthy numbers?
Liquidity generated for venture capitalists from the sales or IPOs of their portfolio companies falls sharply--to lows not seen since 2003--according to a report.
Funds doled out $3.4 billion to start-ups in the fourth quarter, compared with $11.7 billion a year ago, according to a report. "Slower pace" is expected to continue this year.