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Fewer VC funds Get Funding in 4th Quarter

1/9/2012 7:26:41 AM | Susan Schreter

The news isn't necessarily good for entrepreneurs who will turn to venture capital funds in the future for capital.

According to Thomson Reuters, 38 funds raised $5.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011 -- a healthy boost in dollars committed, but a 41% decline by the number of funds involved. This means that a few funds will seek bigger deals from a few big idea companies. Overall, don't expect VCs to be the big job producers for the economy.



 

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