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Corporate Investing


Earlier this week, the NVCA release venture investment by corporate venture funds.  According to the report, corporate venture groups invested $5.4 billion in 775 deals to U.S.-based companies in 2014. Additional data released shows:

  • Corporate venture accounted for 11.0% of all venture dollars invested and 17.8% of all venture deals in 2014.
  • The software industry received the highest level of funding of all industries in 2014 with corporate venture groups deploying $2.5 billion in 339 deals to software companies.
  • Biotechnology companies received the second highest level of corporate venture dollars with $810 million going to 98 deals.

The press release showing the data can be found here and a data spreadsheet can be downloaded here.