An increase in Venture Capital funding is typically a good indicator that more growth is coming.
CB Insights Quarterly Venture Capital Report for Q1 2011 highlights the recent positive momentum. It reports about $7.5B invested across 738 deals. The following chart shows the top states based on deals and dollars.
So, who is doing the deals?
Top Venture Capital Firms of 2011 Based on Deal Activity
Below is the list of the top dozen most active VC firms in the US.
|Investor||# of deals||Rank|
|Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers||23||1|
|New Enterprise Associates||20||2|
|First Round Capital||14||3|
|Charles River Ventures||12||7|
|Bessemer Venture Partners||11||8|
|General Catalyst Partners||9||10|
See the entire list here.