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More Capital for Fewer Ventures This Year-to-Date

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April 10, 2014

The latest venture capital investment figures from Preqin show that startups are receiving more capital per company than they have over the past six years. (See graphic for trend line.) The first quarter of the year saw, USD 15.6bn going to 1,400 companies. This surpasses the previous high of USD 14.9bn in Q2 2011 and is a “significant increase” over the USD 10.0 bn invested in the first quarter of 2013. Most of the activity is as usual in the US, but Preqin noted that China had a blockbuster quarter, with high-growth ventures raising more money in the first three months of the year than they rose over the entire 12 months of 2013. (Image source: Preqin)

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