In mid-July, we’ll be issuing our Q2 2010 venture capital activity report (here is the Q1 2010 venture capital activity report). With 2 of the 3 months of the quarter behind us, we wanted to highlight a few interesting observations the data is revealing by comparing the first 2 months of Q1 vs. Q2. Below are the early winners & losers in the quarter.
(Note: With more deal data still flowing in, these trends may change)
- Seed VC rounds up (big) – The prominence of Seed venture capital rounds looks to continue
- NY investment dollars up – Despite many weeks out of the top 5 in our weekly dealflow newsletters, NY has shown venture capital strength in the first 2 months of the quarter
- eCommerce dollars up – As we speculated earlier in the year, 2010 may be a banner year for eCommerce venture capital investment
- Renewable energy dollars up especially in solar – Venture capital investment in solar energy remains hot (pun intended) as it remains the star sub-industry within renewable energy
- Series A down – As the data was showing, Seed VC may be the new Series A
- Massachusetts dollars of investment down – Could the quarter put a stop to Massachusetts share gains of venture capital?
- Healthcare deals down – The perennial venture capital sector winner of healthcare takes a respite in the first two months
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