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Corporate VC Groups Continue to Grow as Source of Startup Capital in Q3 of 2015

December 03, 2015

Corporate venture capital (VC) groups made over $2.3 billion in investments via 240 deals to the startup ecosystem during the third quarter of 2015. Corporate VC accounted for 14.1 percent of all venture capital dollars invested and 21.5 percent of all deals, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). One factor in this increase is that corporate VC groups remain bullish on cleantech and continue to invest heavily in the energy sector as compared to overall venture activity. In comparison to other VC groups, corporate VC groups remain focused on later stage deals with 26.7 percent of venture dollars going to early stage deals and 33.5 percent going to expansion stage companies in Q3 of 2015. More information at: http://nvca.org/pressreleases/corporate-venture-participation-jumps-to-over-one-fifth-of-all-venture-deals-in-third-quarter/.


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