Early Stage Deals, Cleantech Collapse Drive 2012 VC Trends

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48 percent of VC investment in the quarter, compared with 52 percent a year earlier.

Massachusetts remained essentially flat in the second spot of this ranking, while New York grew, from 8 percent of VC dollars in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 10 percent in the final period of 2012.

Texas dropped from 6 percent of VC investment nationally to 3 percent, while Washington state grew from 2 percent to 4 percent.

New York also grew its share of the deal flow in the fourth quarter of 2012, from 10 percent of all deals to 12 percent. The rest of the top five states remained within one percentage point of their previous performance.

Curt Woodward is a senior editor for Xconomy based in Boston. Email: cwoodward@xconomy.com Follow @curtwoodward

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