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U.S. Venture Investment Lowest in 11 Years, Down 50% to $3.9 Billion in First Quarter
Date:4/17/2009

s lowest investment and deal totals in at least a decade.
  • New England garnered $594 million in 61 deals, nearly 16% less than what the region saw invested in the first quarter of 2008.
  • Southern California saw investment drop 35% year-over-year to $462 million with 58 deal completed in the first quarter of 2009.
  • The New York Metro region attracted $390 million in 46 completed deals, 40% off from a year ago when $655 million went to start-ups in the region.
  • Investment in Texas came in at nearly $173 million with 23 deals done, off more than 52% from a year ago.
  • It was a similar story in Washington State, where investment dropped 53% to $115 million in 22 deals.
  • Investment in the Potomac region fell more than 72% to $104 million with only 15 deals completed in the first quarter.
  • Five venture deals were completed in North Carolina's Research Triangle region in the first quarter, accounting for $17 million in investment.

  • For more information, journalists can contact Adam Wade at 415-439-6666 or adam.wade@dowjones.com, or follow the story at www.twitter.com/djventurewire. For general information about VentureSource, visit http://venturecapital.dowjones.com.

    The investment figures included in this release are based on aggregate findings of Dow Jones proprietary U.S. research and are contained in VentureSource. This data was collected by surveying professional venture capital firms, through in-depth interviews with company CEOs and C
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