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May 17, 2012

Q1 Venture Capital Investments In Southern California Nears $1 Billion

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The MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, The National Venture Capital Association. Thomson Reuters tell us that there were just under a billion dollars in venture capital investments in the Southern California region in Q1 of this year. This bucks a national trend where VC investment is off 19%.

In terms of dollars, San Diego led Southern California with $357.0M in investments; Los Angeles was next with $317.8M; Orange County had $249.3M.

The largest areas of investment were Industrial/ Energy, Medical Devices and Software in L.A./Orange County while Biotechnology led the way in San Diego. Nationwide, Software and Biotechnology were the leading industries. •

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Jerri Hemsworth
Jerri Hemsworth
Jerri Hemsworth is Founder/CEO and Creative Director of Newman Grace Inc. Established in 1996, Newman Grace demystifies and simplifies marketing by providing great strategies, great creative materials, and doing so in a friendly way that makes clients feel comfortable and cared for. Jerri is an Editor of Southern California Professional. She is an adjunct faculty member of Woodbury University where she teaches Graphic Design. She also sits on the advisory board of directors for Shane's Inspiration (www.shanesinspiration.org), a non-profit organization committed to designing inclusive playgrounds and programs that unite children of all abilities.




 
 

 
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