Chicago Tribune – Study: Venture capitalist confident about U.S. startup landscape

A survey by the National Venture Capital Association and Deloitte & Touche LLP shows that investors are most confident about startups in cloud computing and software-as-a-service, two sectors that involve minimal capital costs. The 10th annual worldwide study measured confidence in investment through 331 interviews among venture capitalists, private equity and growth equity investors around the world.

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Inc. – What’s Really Driving the Boom in Corporate VC Firms

By the numbers, corporate venture funds transacted 2,100 deals in the first half of 2014. That’s compared to 4,100 deals for the full year of 2013, which was a six percent increase over 2012, but a 30 percent increase over 2009, the height of the financial crisis. Nevertheless, the total percentage of venture capital dollars coming from corporate firms is still relatively small: about 10 percent of $30 billion invested in 2013, according to the National Venture Capital Association.

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