Updated Jul. 18, 2014 at 8:24 a.m.

Premium Lock Latest stats show institutional venture capital in N.C. becoming a joke

Published: 2014-07-18 07:57:00
Updated: 2014-07-18 08:24:15

VC investments climb in US. A graphic from Dow Jones Venture Source shows that VC deals are up nationally.

Despite a wealth of IPOs in 2013, numerous lucrative "exits" through mergers and acquisitions and the robust growth of investment-backed startups, one huge threat could hammer the Triangle's entrepreneurial community: The continuing lack of institutional venture capital. Statistics from Dow Jones VentureSource and PricewaterhouseCoopers tell the grim story....

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Rick, We are missing important pieces of data, which are how many deals and for what values are seeking funding in North Carolina? I don't know how to get at that, but it might be helpful if there were some method of gathering this data. Is this a role for CEDNC for example? I'm sure that there is some reluctance among companies seeking funding to reveal that publicly, and there may be securities law restrictions as well, but there must me some way to determine this information.
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