INFOGRAPHIC: The Current State Of Venture Capital Funding And Startups

According to an infographic created by Column Five, venture capital interest in startups has greatly increased since the dip in 2008 and 2009. Though it’s still lower than pre-collapse numbers, the infographic shows that now might be a good time for many startups to find funding. The overall amount of funding has increased from $7.1 billion in the first quarter of 2008 to $7.5 billion in the first quarter of 2011.

The infographic examines the growth and location of venture capital funding over the last year. In the first quarter of 2010 there was $1.27 billion given out in funding across 221 deals. In the first quarter of 2011 that number greatly increased. There was $2.32 billion in funding given out across 289 deals. California is by far the leading providers of investments accounting for 52 percent of funding in the U.S. while New York only accounts for 6 percent.

 

 

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world: 

  • Altly, the startup headed by Dmitry Shapiro which is developing an alternative to Facebook, has raised $1 million in seed funding
  • US-based web site analytics specialist Mixpanel has raised $1.25m from new investors, and plans to use the money to hire more engineers
  • OpenChime, a startup that allows users to get online quotes & information from a number of services, lands $700K seed funding from Lightbank
  • PunchTab, developer of a service that helps businesses and website owners create loyalty programs, has raised $850,000 seed funding
  • Activation Media, developer of an interactive entertainment platform, has landed seed funding from a group of private investors
  • Software development Ajatix, a software development company, raises USD 30,000 seed round funding provided by Microsoft
  • CodeGuard Inc. nabbed angel funding from Imlay Investments for Website protection
  • Social media monitoring firm ThoughtBuzz has raised SGD500K in funds under the Technology Incubation Scheme from Plug and Play Singapore
  • Eventovate, an Irish start-up company which provides software for the hotel sector, has raised €700,000 for its expansion plans
  • CoverHound, a new car insurance shopping service, has raised $750,000 in seed funding from Blumberg Capital
  • Ecoroof startup Columbia Green Technologies Inc. lands $500,000 angel investment that will allow them to staff up to keep up with demand
  • Product-focused social media application development company Adepto Solutions lands $300,000 funding from Blume Ventures & angel investors
  • A group of investors that includes Google chairman Eric Schmidt has invested near to $1 million (estimated) in rich media ad firm Spongecell
  • Hyper Wear, who create innovative products for sports performance training, fitness, physical education & health, has received angel funding

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world: 

  • Jeevanti Healthcare, who are looking to start small-scale or secondary hospitals in Maharashtra and Gujarat, wins $2.2m from Seedfund
  • Ashton Kutcher – heartthrob, angel investor & Twitter master – has invested in Airbnb, a global network of accommodations offered by locals
  • Fotomoto, which offers an innovative way for photographers, artists & content publishers to sell images online, wins $1.2m Series A funding
  • zeedna.com, an online social publishing and ecommerce platform and a Baraka Venture portfolio company secures angel funding
  • Vaccine developer Arbovax Inc. has raised $1.74 million from nine investors in its $2 million equity offering.
  • inStream Media, creator of a marketing tool that merges retail point-of-purchase advertising with mobile messaging, raises $1.38m funding
  • Resilient Network Systems, a security & networking startup targeting the healthcare industry, wins $5m from Alsop Louie Partners & Angels
  • Radisens Diagnostics, which makes a portable diagnostic kit for doctors to quickly diagnose a range of complaints, lands a €1.1m investment
  • Activation Media, a pioneer in immersive, cross-platform entertainment, has landed seed funding from a group of private investors
  • Data tracking startup Mixpanel raises $1.25 million from Sequoia, Rabois, Levchin, and Birch
  • Benzinga has received investment from Lightbank, the technology investment fund started by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky & Brad Keywell
  • Saygent, a start up that is developing a crowdsourcing- powered automated voice response & analysis platform, has raised $1m in seed funding
  • BuySimple raises $700K seed funding from investors including Farhad Mohit, founder of Shopzilla & Gripe, and Jack Abraham, founder of Milo
  • ValueAppeal, which provides home owners with an online property tax appeal service, lands an additional $1.6 million from angel investors

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world: 

  • Mobile data application provider Onavo closed a $3 million Series A financing round led by Sequoia Capital and Magma Venture Partners
  • iOS publisher/analytics provider Fuse Powered raises a $2 million seed round of funding led by BlackBerry Partners Fund and NFQ Ventures
  • WaterSmart Software, a water efficiency startup, has closed a $900,000 seed round of financing led by Menlo Incubator
  • Saygent, a SaaS startup that helps companies figure out the sentiment behind customer voice responses, has raised $1 million in seed funding
  • Brighter.com, a website that allows people to compare dentists based on reputation & price, raises $5m Series A funding led by Mayfield Fund
  • Axxun Inc has closed its second $100,000 angel investment under the State of Connecticut’s Angel Investor Tax Credit Program
  • VYou, the developer of a conversational video platform, wins $3 million Series A financing led by RRE Ventures & Highland Capital Partners
  • Unsocial, a business networking tool that enables people to find each other based on search criteria and proximity, obtains seed funding
  • A new social travel start-up Gtrot, has raised seed funding from Lightbank, the venture firm that invested early in Groupon
  • Mobile social network Parlor.fm closed angel funding from investment group ALM UNLTD that has made $500,000 available for its launch
  • Startup Impact Dialing has received an undisclosed amount of angel funding from the Band of Angels group for its cloud-based auto-dialer
  • Server Density, the server monitoring tool, has secured £135k angel funding from Christoph Janz, Qamar Aziz, Kyle McGinn and Distilled.net
  • Jeevanti Healthcare, who are looking to start small-scale or secondary hospitals in Maharashtra and Gujarat, wins $2.2m from Seedfund

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Marketing & Social Media

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