VC Vintage

Venture Capital Chart

Venture capital by region (in millions of dollars)

Region19991998% of increase
Northern California$16,902$5,363215.2
Northwest$2,005$647210
Mid-Atlantic$4,015$1,430180.8
Southeast$3,666$1,438154.9
Southern California$3,908$1,907104.9


Venture capital by industry (in millions of dollars)

Industry19991998% of increase
Internet-specific*$18,757$3,285471
Communications$8,366$3,318152.1
Computer hardware$1,309$550138.1
Semiconductor/electronics$1,740$827110.4
Computer software & services$7,500$3,83395.7
Consumer-related$1,712$108458

*Includes companies that would'nt exist without the Internet and don't fit into any other industry sector.

Source: venture Economics and the National Venture Capital Assocaition.

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This article was originally published in the June 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: VC Vintage.

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