Corporate Venture Engagement in Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Continues to Rise

Corporate Venture Groups Participated in 23.5% of Deals and Accounted for 20.6% of Dollars Deployed in First Quarter

WASHINGTON, DC – Corporate venture groups deployed over $2.5 billion in 228 deals to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the first quarter of 2016, according to the MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters.  The percentage of deals with corporate venture participation has risen for nine straight quarters, reaching 23.5 percent of all venture capital deals during the first three months of the year, which marks the highest level since Q3 2008 when corporate venture groups were involved in 24.1 percent of deals.  By dollars invested, corporate venture represented 20.6 percent of venture capital invested for the first quarter, marking the strongest three month period for corporate venture dollars deployed in the history of the MoneyTree Report. (more…)

$12.1 Billion in Venture Capital Deployed to Startup Ecosystem in First Quarter, According to the MoneyTree Report

Ninth Consecutive Quarter of More than $10 Billion in Venture Capital Investments

WASHINGTON, DC – Venture capitalists invested $12.1 billion in 969 deals in the first quarter of 2016, according to the MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. Total venture dollars deployed to startup companies for the quarter remained flat and total deal count was down 5 percent, compared with the fourth quarter when $12.0 billion was invested in 1,021 deals. Compared with Q1 2015, dollars and deals are both down 11 percent. This is the ninth consecutive quarter of more than $10 billion in venture capital invested in a single quarter. (more…)

NVCA Supports House Efforts to Bolster Growth of Innovative Startups

Building on Success of JOBS Act, Ensure Startups Have Best Chance for Success on Public Markets Post-IPO

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today issued the following statement in support of efforts in the House of Representatives to identify solutions to support investment in innovative startup companies.  At a congressional hearing today before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, Chairman Scott Garrett (R-NJ) convened a hearing to review the 2012-passed Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS Act) and discuss other ideas to encourage investment into high-growth startups. (more…)

Carper’s Efforts to Open Government Acquisition Process to Cybersecurity Startups Draws Cheers from Venture Community

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) issued the following statement today in support of the efforts by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, to better understand what steps can be taken to improve the government acquisition process so that federal agencies can acquire innovative cybersecurity technologies developed by venture-backed startups. (more…)

Venture Capitalists Raise $12 Billion in First Quarter to Invest in Startup Economy

Strongest Quarter in Ten Years and More Than the Last Two Quarters Combined

NEW YORK, NY – U.S. venture capital firms raised $12.0 billion for 57 funds during the first quarter of 2016, a 59 percent increase by dollar commitments from the first quarter of 2015 and a 17 percent decrease in number of funds raised, according to the Fundraising Report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).  This marks the strongest quarter for dollars raised by U.S. venture capital firms since the second quarter of 2006 when 79 funds raised $14.3 billion.  (more…)

With Biotechnology Companies Leading the Way, Six Venture-Backed IPOs Recorded in First Quarter

NEW YORK, NY – Six venture-backed initial public offerings (IPOs) raised $574.5 million in the first quarter of 2016, according to the Exit Poll Report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).  This marks the slowest quarter for venture-backed IPOs since the third quarter of 2011.  By merger and acquisition (M&A), seventy-nine venture-backed M&A deals were reported in the first quarter, 20 of which reported an aggregate deal value of $4.8 billion. (more…)

2016 NVCA Yearbook Captures Busy Year for Venture Capital Activity

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today released the 19th edition of the annual NVCA Yearbook, documenting trends and analysis of venture capital activity in the United States from the past year and capturing historical data and information about venture’s role in fueling entrepreneurship in America.  The NVCA Yearbook is an annual publication based on data from Thomson Reuters that provides statistics on investments into startups, capital managed by general partners, commitments from limited partners and exit activity either thorough an initial public offering (IPO) or merger and acquisition (M&A). (more…)

NVCA Applauds Congress for Making Permanent the Internet Tax Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today issued the following statement after the Senate passed the conference report to the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, which includes language to make permanent the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA).

“We applaud lawmakers from both parties and both chambers for taking this important step to resolve once and for all the question of whether access to the Internet can be taxed.  (more…)

U.S Venture Capital Investment Spanned 133 MSAs in 2015

Boston, MA Breaks into Top Three, Overtaking San Jose, CA

WASHINGTON, DC – With the entrepreneurial ecosystem expanding from coast to coast, venture investors deployed capital to 3,662 companies located in 133 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in 2015, according to the MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters. (more…)

NVCA Appoints Jeff Farrah to Vice President of Government Affairs and Promotes Jessica Straus to Vice President of Development

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today announced the appointment of Jeff Farrah as Vice President of Government Affairs and the promotion of Jessica Straus to Vice President of Development effective immediately.  Farrah comes to NVCA from the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation where he served as Counsel.  Straus assumes her new position at NVCA after serving most recently as Director of Strategic Initiatives for NVCA. (more…)