Southern California Edges Beantown in VC Funding

Schachter, Ken
January 2008
Red Herring;1/21/2008, p3
Trade Publication
This article looks at the results of a 2007 survey conducted by Dow Jones VentureOne on venture capital (VC) funding in the U.S. In the survey, Southern California edged out Boston, Massachusetts for the second spot after posting a 12 percent increase in investments to $3.8 billion. Venture funding grew by eight percent nationwide to $29.9 billion in 2,648 deals. During the fourth quarter, startups received a total of $7.3 billion. There were 326 VC deals in Boston, while Southern California has 272.


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