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Factoid of the Day Friday, January 23, 2015
Venture Capital (VC) firms invested $48.3 billion in 2014, up 61% from the amount invested in 2013, according to the MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). There were 4,356 deals in 2014, up 4% from a year ago. Based on total dollars invested, software companies received the highest level of funding at $19.8 billion (1,799 deals), followed by biotechnology at $6.0 billion (470 deals). The $19.8 billion invested in software companies was the highest for that niche since 2000. Life sciences companies accounted for 18% of the $48.3 billion total in 2014.
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