2013 VC Funding Tops $29B, and Software Continues to Eat the World

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the MoneyTree Report. VCs invested almost $8.4 billion during the last three months of the year, about 20 percent more than the $6.9 billion invested during the fourth quarter of 2012. The deal count remained roughly the same: the MoneyTree Report counted 1,077 deals in the fourth quarter of 2013, and 1,050 in the same quarter of 2012.

The 10 biggest venture investments of 2013, according to the MoneyTree Report, are:

1) Genband (networking equipment), Frisco, TX, $343.5 million

2) Uber Technologies (software), San Francisco, $257.8 million

3) Pinterest (media and entertainment), San Francisco, $225 million in first quarter

4) Pinterest, $200 million in fourth quarter

5) Palantir Technologies (software), Palo Alto, CA, $196.5 million in third quarter

6) Palantir Technologies, $177.5 million in fourth quarter

7) Air Watch (software) Atlanta, $154.3 million

8) Pure Storage (computers and peripherals), Mountain View, CA, $150 million

9) Fab.com, (consumer products and services), New York, $150 million

10) Precision for Medicine, (biotechnology), Chevy Chase, MD, $150 million

 

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow

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