Another Day, Another Set of FL Venture Numbers

Posted by on January 24, 2006 at 3:20 pm.

PWC/NVCA/VentureEconomics/[insert brand here] MoneyTree report came out just after E&Y/VOne with same Florida story, different numbers. Florida venture investing hit $361M for 2005, up from $318M in 2004 — not as big a jump as reported by E&Y. Deals were just a nudge down, with 55 in 2005 vs. 58 in 2004. It was the largest year for Florida venture investing since 2002 and after a 2004 of zero VC-backed IPOs, 2005 saw three reach the public markets.

MoneyTree numbers show continued strength in FL venture investments, although expansion/growth deals continue to outpace seed/early. Greed is slowly catching Fear on the chart — hopefully fast enough for those entrepreneurs with great ideas, pursuing first institutional dollars.

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