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.