Fred Wilson had an interesting post this morning entitled “There are Two Venture Capital Industries” in which he discussed the difference between VC investing in software-based businesses vs. what he describes as a second VC industry which invests in cleantech, biotech, computer hardware and other capital intensive technology businesses.

Here is the data for these two venture capital industries from 2002 to-date.  Specifically, we look at the breakdown and compare the “two VCs” by number of deals, amount of venture funding and median deal size.

VC 2 industries 2002-2010 funding

VC investment dollars 2002 to 2010 percentageVC deals 2002 to Q2 2010

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VC deals 2002 to Q2 2010 percentagesmedian Venture capital deal sizes across two industries