August 7, 2013

Silicon Valley Seed Funding Set to Smash Record

Seed venture capital funding in the San Francisco Bay Area will set a record this year, according to a report issued b CB Insights – an industry research group.

There have already been 242 deals in the region, with $192 million invested, the report said. That is more than what was invested in all of 2010 and is already nearly equal to activity in 2011.

The report indicated a shift in the awarding of seed funds with Internet seed deals dropping below 2012 levels while Mobile seed deals increasing dramatically – double what they were in 2010 levels and already equal to was invested in the sector in 2012.

The research firm also listed the top 10 most active seed investors in the Bay Area. In order the are SV Angel, Andreesen Horowitz, Google Ventures, First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures, True Ventures, Founder’s Collective, Felicis Ventures, CrunchFund, New Enterprise Associates and Floodgate Fund.

The full report can be found at this link: http://www.cbinsights.com/blog/trends/silicon-valley-seed-vc .

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