Venture Capital Investments in U.S. Fall 10.2%

758 companies received $5.752 billion in venture capital backed investment in the first quarter, down from $6.407 billion invested in the same period last year according to the National Venture Capital Association.

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                            1Q       4Q     QOQ%       1Q     YOY%    % of 
                          2012     2011   Change     2011   Change    Total
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                        ----------Dollar Amounts are in $ Millions----------
Total                   $5,752   $6,566   -12.4%   $6,407   -10.2%   100.0%
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 Software               $1,647   $1,764    -6.6%   $1,197    37.6%    28.6%
 Biotechnology            $780   $1,275   -38.8%     $911   -14.4%    13.6%
 Industrial               $778     $884   -11.9%   $1,043   -25.4%    13.5%
 Media and Entertain      $687     $498    38.0%     $660     4.0%    11.9%
 Consumer Products        $418     $294    42.1%     $145   188.6%     7.3%
 Med. devices/equip.      $399     $377     5.9%     $602   -33.6%     6.9%
 IT Services              $347     $449   -22.6%     $603   -42.4%     6.0%
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                            1Q       4Q     QOQ%       1Q     YOY%    % of 
                          2012     2011   Change     2011   Change    Total
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 Semiconductors           $199     $315   -36.7%     $311   -35.9%     3.5%
 Telecommunications       $172     $129    33.3%     $189    -8.7%     3.0%
 Networking                $67      $69    -3.6%     $119   -43.8%     1.2%
 Financial                 $55      $99   -44.1%     $130   -57.3%     1.0%
 Computer Peripherals      $48     $142   -66.2%      $56   -14.5%     0.8%
 Retailing                 $48      $95   -50.1%      $16   196.5%     0.8%
 Business Products         $48      $24   101.1%      $20   139.7%     0.8%
 Electronics               $36      $91   -59.8%     $320   -88.6%     0.6%
 Healthcare                $18      $60   -69.4%      $61   -70.1%     0.3%
 Other                      $4       $3    48.0%      $24   -81.4%     0.1%


                     See next page for number of deals.

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                            1Q       4Q       3Q       2Q       1Q       4Q
                          2012     2011     2011     2011     2011     2010
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                        ---------- Number of Deals (by industry) -----------
Total                      758      844      876     1015      834      848
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 Software                  231      238      263      267      212      251
 Biotechnology              99      111       96      120      104      108
 Med. devices/equip.        76       99      112      139       88       83
 Media and Entertain        72       73       74       94       84       80
 IT Services                69       97       79       87       80       75
 Industrial                 58       58       75       90       77       72
 Consumer Products          32       24       27       35       28       26
 Semiconductors             26       32       26       26       24       24
 Telecommunications         21       26       34       30       36       31
 Business Products          15       11       15       25       19       18
 Electronics                12       10       20       19       19       14
 Networking                 11        8        7       23       17       14
 Financial                  10       14       11       17       16       15
 Computer Peripherals        9       14        9       14        7       17
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                            1Q       4Q       3Q       2Q       1Q       4Q
                          2012     2011     2011     2011     2011     2010
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 Retailing                   7       11       10       19        8        6
 Healthcare                  6       13       11        8       11        9
 Other                       4        5        7        2        4        5
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SOURCE: National Venture Capital Association
http://www.nvca.org  

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