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Life-science sector grabbed VC investment in 2004

Last year was supposedly a banner year for venture capital investments in general, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report, which is based on data from the National Venture Capital Association. Still, what does this mean for the life science industry?

Also, what does it mea......

Full article >>> be recognizable winners prior to going public. While this is good for those companies, its not what we have in the Midwest in abundance. Its also not what we need in terms of risk capital.

According to the report, the amounts by stage were as following:

As we can see, seed-stage funding is a meager 1 percent of the money and only 6 per......

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The composite Midwest region represented about 6 percent of the total VC investment for 2004.

While the life science component of this will require further analysis and another column, the emerging trend signals that it was probably a decent year for parts of the Midwest (such as Minnesota, which is the capitol of the medical device world) but not so good ......

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'"/> By Michael Rosen 01/31/05

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