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US venture capitalists look to 2011 to steady the ship

After the turbulence of credit crunch and recession, US venture capitalists regained some confidence in 2010. More money is becoming available for seed investments and start-ups, and the words Initial, Public and Offering are creeping back into the lexicon


Venture capital investment in the US picked up in 2010, with the number of deals topping 2,800, worth a total of more than US$ 21 billion, according to the two surveys of the industry. Investors expect more of the same in 2011, with high single-digit growth and a stabilising of the industry.

Most notably in 2010, pent-up demand for late-stage deals finally burst through the gates, and there were more seed and early-stage investments. Software topped...



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