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INTERNET VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT REACHES $6,900 MILLION IN 2011 IN THE U.S.
The venture capital investment in Internet companies in the U.S. exceeded $6,900 million in 2011, representing a 68% increase over the figure achieved in 2010, and the peak of the last decade. That money was distributed in 997 deals, representing 24% of venture capital total investments according to data from the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) in association with MoneyTree and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
In 2010, the venture capital investment in Internet companies amounted to $4,100 million in 807 deals, representing 18% of total venture capital deals.
In Spain the investment of VC/PE firms in Internet companies experienced a quantum leap in recent years, with the participation of venture capital firms such as DAD, Grupo ITnet, Mola, Kibo Ventures, Wayra, Bonsai, BBooster, VitaminaK and others.
At the next 2011 Venture Capital in Spain report (April 2012) will be provided detailed figures of this growing segment. According to data from Webcapitalriesgo.com, 42 VC/PE firms had at least one Internet company in its portfolio, in a €405 million total spread over 200 deals to June 30, 2011. Among them, the majority (92%) received less than €1 million and it is included the Permira mega investment in eDreams.
Download free the 2011s1 Venture Capital in Spain report (Spanish language), with the main figures and details of 121 deals. Also free access to 2010 VC report (Spanish language).