How VC funding has changed since 1995

Here’s a look back to the past of the world of technology cash…

Earlier today, PricewaterhouseCoopers and National Venture Capital Association released a report showing that total venture capital spending in the U.S. rose 12 percent to $7.8 billion compared to $7 billion for the previous third quarter. But how has that changed since, say, 1995, when their Thomson Reuters data originates? We took a graphical look at how VC funding has changed in the last nearly two decades. While there’s been definite growth, it’s not nearly what it was during the VC bubble in 2000.

The amount of VC funding has gone up 158 percent since 1995, but the number of deals has only gone up 51 percent, from 1,896 in 1995 to 2,867 deals so far this year–nothing compared to the huge gains made in the early aughts.

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