Recent CB Insights’ data indicated that NY was beginning to outpace Massachusetts in seed venture capital deal activity. The other interesting observation from reviewing the data over the the last six quarters was a steady decline in median deal sizes in both NY and Massachusetts as can be seen below.
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As can be seen, NY’s median deal size has steadily declined over the last six quarters. Massachusetts also followed suit with decreasing median deal sizes for venture capital seed investments albeit following a less steady, deliberate downward trend than NY. In Q2 2010, the median seed VC deal size in both NY and Massachusetts were $425k and $480k, respectively, meaning entrepreneurs were raising smaller rounds. The upside for entrepreneurs of these smaller deal sizes may be the ability for venture firms to do more deals which seems to be the case based on the increased seed venture capital activity we’d shown for Mass and NY earlier. Review our quarterly venture capital report for detailed perspectives on NY and Massachusetts venture capital data and trends.