Posts tagged “Venture Investments”
Seed-stage investor Acorn Innovestments opens fundraiser its latest fund, White Oak Innovestment. Already having made several local deals, the firm has landed 10 investors and $2.5 million for its latest fund. Michael Noel, an NCSU graduate, is the founding partner. WRALTechWire Insiders can learn more about the firm, its investments and its strategy.
The surge in the public markets is outperforming the returns from venture capital investments, according to a new report from the National Venture Capital Association and Cambridge Associates.
North America led all global regions for venture capital deals, according information from research firm Preqin. Learn which industry led all sectors in total VC deals.
New data shows North Carolina investments rose back to pre-recession levels in 2010. "What's really encouraging is that North Carolina so dramatically outpaced the rest of the country in its recovery back to pre-recession investment levels," says Intersouth Partners' Jimmy Rosen.
Intersouth's Garheng Kong to discuss how venture funds operate. Plus: Panel to review changes in biotech business models.
The MoneyTree survey shows the three-year decline in venture funding is over. Biggest driver were later-stage deals, which hit highest percentage of transactions in a decade. Early stage sector also grows.
<B>UPDATED:</b>Venture investments in North Carolina declined 8 percent more than the national average last year to $442.3 million, but state still leads the southeast. Life science companies got more than half the money.