Top Cities for Venture Capital Activity

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Entrepreneurial Density and Venture Capital

The chart below looks at the total amount of dollars spent by venture capital firms as well as the total number of deals on a per-capita basis.  As we can see, Boulder came in third behind San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (AKA Silicon Valley) and San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont.

Cities for Venture Capital from The Startup Garage

The map below provides a visual depiction of the chart above:

Map of VC Deals from The Start Up Garage

Maps and statistics provided by TheAtlanticCities.


Only the Partial Story

While San Francisco appears to be beaten out by Silicon Valley in terms of venture capital activity, we have to keep in mind how population is affecting this number.  In terms of total dollars invested, San Francisco attracted some $7B in VC funding, compared to the $4B in Silicon Valley.


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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.