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US versus European Venture Capital Market

United States Venture Capital Market

Venture capitalists invested some $6.6 billion in 797 deals in U.S. during the third quarter of 2006, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data by Thomson Financial.
A recent National Venture Capital Association survey found that majority (69%) of venture capitalists predict that VC investments in U.S. will level between $20-29 billion in 2007.

European Venture Capital Market

Europe has a large and growing number of active venture firms. Capital raised in the region in 2006 exceeded €110bn. The European Venture Capital Association includes a list of active firms and other statistics. In 2006 the top three countries receiving the most venture capital investments were the United Kingdom (515 minority stakes sold for €1.78bn), France (195 deals worth €875m), and Germany (207 deals worth €428m) according to data gathered by Library House.

(sources: wikipedia, National Venture Capital Association, European Venture Capital Association)

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