Good News for Start-ups – Venture Capital Investments on the Upswing!

ChubbyBrain.com, a fascinating site who’s mission is to democratize startup and investor information to make it more widely available, recently published its Q2 2009 Venture Capital report – and the results are very encouraging if you are a start-up in the market to raise venture capital.  Overall, the report shows a 61% uptick in investment capital flowing from VCs to entrepreneurs compared to the prior quarter.  Some highlights from the report include:

  • iStock_000000688497XSmallTotal deal value in Q2 of 2009 was $5.329 billion – up from $3.314 billion on Q2 2009.
  • VC’s are investing across a wide geographic base – including Indiana.
  • Venture Capital IS available for early stage companies – in fact – 35% of the deals in the report consitsed of seed funding or Series A rounds.
  • Healthcare investments were – well – healthy.  Healthcare investments made up 37% of the deals in the report.

You can read the entire blog post here, or check out a PDF of the entire report below.


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Brian Powers

Brian Powers is an attorney, entrepreneur and the owner/founder of IndianaStartup.com. His legal practice focuses on advising entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small business. He can be contacted at (317) 426-0529. He also never wears ties, despite what you see in this profile picture.

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