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Factoid of the Day Friday, April 24, 2015
The MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) revealed that venture capital (VC) firms invested $1.7 billion into the field of biotechnology in Q1’15, according to FierceBiotech. That is a very strong showing. Since 2008, VC funding for biotech has usually fallen short of a billion dollars in the first quarter of a calendar year. It even topped the $1.6 billion invested in Q1’07, just prior to the financial crisis. The $1.7 billion puts biotech funding on pace to match or possibly exceed the $6 billion invested in 2014. From 2011-2014, of the 16 major categories tracked, the only one that raised more money from VCs than biotechnology was software.
 
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