Venture Capital Activity Good But Mixed in 2011

Extracted 10JAN2012 from

The $18.17 billion is the most collected by VC funds since 2008, when 212 funds raised $25.9 billion, Thomson Reuters and the NVCA...

In 2011, VC firms invested an estimated $27 billion to $30 billion. But the industry only raised just over $18 billion, Mendell [NVCA Spokeswoman] says. “This is the fourth year that VCs have invested more than they’ve raised,” she says. ”It’s not bad but it’s telling you that the industry is getting smaller.