Week in Review: VC Deal Activity Surges in Q3 2012

Posted by | October 19, 2012

A couple weeks ago, we covered the NVCA’s third quarter numbers that showed IPOs doubled year over year. Now a new report from CB Insights indicates that the third quarter of 2012 was the busiest quarter for venture capital deal activity since the dot-com era. According to the report, VC firms made a total of 835 investments and deployed $7.5 billion in the third quarter.

The mobile and telecom industry drew the most attention. Deployments to startups in the space grew by 75 percent year over year and 45 percent since the second quarter. And Pennsylvania ranked fourth among the top states for VC deals, based on the dollar amount of deployments, finishing the quarter behind California, Massachusetts, and New York.

Safeguard and our partner companies have also been reaching milestones. Here are some of the highlights:

To read more of our Week in Review series, please use the following feed: www.safeguard.com/WeekInReview. Have a great weekend!

 

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