Venture Capital Investment Trends since 1995 (Deal Sizes)

Posted on March 17, 2008

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Another snapshot of data provided by PWCMoneyTree.showing the size per venture capital per deal in companies of various stages since 1995.
The magnitude of the upward spike for Expansion and Late State companies is rather startling, but not surprising in retrospect, with the quick upslope from 1998 through 2000. Of course, this was the heydey of the first Internet boom, only to be followed by the impending crash in 2000-2001. One can only surmise that this free flow of capital into later stage companies is the 3rd, 4th, 5th round financings to get the original dotcoms to IPO.

To go from $7 mln/deal to nearly $25/mln deal provides some perspective on where the Internet IPOs took the imagination of venture capitalists and Wall Street alike, and where the imagination of venture capitalists and Wall Street took the Internet IPOs.

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