This figure positions the current half well at the mid-point, compared with the first halves of previous years. In the last two record years, 2008 and 2011, more than
The number of companies that raised venture capital in the current quarter dropped from 43 in the corresponding quarter, to 37 this year, however, the average investment in each company was
Of the companies that received the investments, 30% are companies that received or are receiving support from the
The second quarter of 2014 was particularly successful for the life sciences. The software sector also saw a significant increase in investments, however, Internet, the star of recent years, saw a decline in investments. Cleantech and semiconductors also had a relatively weak quarter. Software received 49% of the investments, and life sciences received 21%.
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