A Look at Venture Capital Deals
from 2000 to 2013
By Ed Teixeira
Here is a quick snapshot of venture capital activity
from 2000 to 2013. The most striking change took place after the dot.com boom of
1999 and 2000. In those two years the total amount of venture capital investment
was $160 million. There were 13,700 deals in those two years alone with the
average deal at $11.3 million.
As a point of comparison, in the six years that followed from 2001 to 2006
the total amount of venture capital invested was $156 million.
It would be safe to say that the amount of venture capital transactions in
1999 and 2000 will never be duplicated. Going back to 1995 to 2013 the average
venture capital investment has been almost $30 million per year. In the last 10
years the average deal has been $6.9 million
The following chart shows four years of activity during the 2000ís.
VENTURE CAPITAL TRANSACTIONS FOR KEY YEARS
- Deal Amount in Millions
- Number of Deals in Hundreds
- Average Deal in Millions
Source: pwcmoneytree, venturedeal.com
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Ed Teixeira is the President of FranchiseKnowHow, LLC. He can be reached at