Energetic VCs on the Rise

Energetic Venture Capital from The Startup Garage
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Active Venture Capitalists

The number of VC firms completing four or more deals per year has increased annually since 2009.  There is a lot of chit-chat about capital crunch and how venture firms in particular are in the decline.  However, this cannot be further from the truth.  First, there is an increase in the number of VC firms.  Second, these firms are investing at their highest since 2009.

As shown in the graph below, we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of active VC firms from 2009 to 2012, with 2012 registering more than 450 active firms.  2013 is trending well with nearly 500 VCs who have already done 2 deals this year.

The number of VC firms completing four or more deals per year has increased annually since 2009. TSG Enterprise. The Startup Garage.

Graph thanks to CB Insights.


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About Tyler Jensen

I work with entrepreneurs who are looking to attract investment and get out of the "Garage". I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs start companies that matter. I helped launch over 100 Companies, Non-Profits and Social Enterprises. I consider myself a serial entrepreneur, startup coach & trusted advisor. * Launching New Companies (For Profit, Non-Profit and Social Enterprise) * Expert Business Plan Writer * Extensive Network of Business Relationships focused on Launch & Rapid Growth of New Companies * Startup, Growth, Marketing, Technology, Web, Business Systems * Trusted Advisor to CEO’s & Entrepreneurs * Capital Raising Strategy Development * Startup Team Development The first company I started and sold is VAVi Sport & Social Club which grew to over 25,000 members in six years, was recognized as San Diego’s 30th fastest growing private company in 2006 by the San Diego Business Journal and 32nd fastest in 2007, and sold for over 25X the capital investment.