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Investors invited to venture capital event

An Aug. 22 event at The Broadmoor will link investors with information on how they can invest in fast-growing and new companies in Colorado Springs. Business investors and community leaders are invited to attend what’s billed as the “All-Star Investment Event,” which follows the High Altitude Investors Forum. The forum runs from 4-5 p.m., and… Continue Reading Investors invited to venture capital event

Prosperent, Colo. Springs, gaining VC attention

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The high–tech startup Prosperent has gotten a lot of attention lately. Last week the Colorado Springs Business Journal reported that the online advertising company, planned to move outside the Springs market in order to find PHP programmers. Continue Reading Prosperent, Colo. Springs, gaining VC attention

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The Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association announced today that it has established the Colorado Mile High Fund to provide easier access to capital for Colorado-based businesses. Colorado PERA, with more than $40 billion in assets, said it will earmark capital for businesses that have a nexus in Colorado and currently have the support of a… Continue Reading PERA establishes capital fund for Colorado businesses

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Venture capital funding in life sciences – including biotechnology and medical device manufacturing – decreased 22 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011 in the first quarter of 2012, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report. Venture capitalists invested $1.5 billion during the that quarter. Deal volume was also down, dropping 11 percent during the same period. When… Continue Reading VC investment in sciences down 22% in first quarter

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Venture capital funding in the life sciences sector, which includes the biotechnology and medical device industries, increased 21 percent during 2011, according to a new PricewaterhouseCooper’s  report, “Zigzagging Upward.” Venture capitalists invested a total of $7.5 billion in 785 life sciences deals during the year, topping 2010 performance despite a drop from the third to… Continue Reading Venture capitalists favor biotechnology over medical devices

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Optimism is in short supply for venture capital and start up economies in 2012, according to a report from this year’s Venture View predictions conducted by the national Venture Capital Association and Dow Jones VentureSource. When compared to last year’s survey, forecasts from venture capital professionals are less confident and more measured – with only… Continue Reading Venture capitalist firms pessimistic about 2012

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VC investments up 29 percent in third quarter

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Venture capitalists seem to be testing the waters once again, despite the volatile economic conditions. Investors put $8.4 billion into 765 deals in the third quarter, representing a 29 percent increase in investment and an 8 percent increase in the number of deals compared to the same time period in 2010. “Venture investment rose, putting… Continue Reading VC investments up 29 percent in third quarter

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Private equity fund raising stumbles in U.S.

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U.S. private equity fund-raising slipped in the third quarter, raising concern that raising money is losing momentum. Thanks to a strong start to the year, private equity fund-raising is set to top the $95.9 billion raised in 2010, according to Dow Jones LP Source. Private equity funds raised $24.8 billion in the third quarter, accounting… Continue Reading Private equity fund raising stumbles in U.S.

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Venture capital investment in Colorado and the nation dropped during the first quarter from the previous three months. Investors provided $63.1 million in VC funds to 15 Colorado companies in the first quarter, compared with $253.7 million in the previous quarter and $67.9 million in the same period a year ago, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers’ MoneyTree report.… Continue Reading Venture capital funding slips in Colo., nation

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Sixteen percent of venture capitalists surveyed nationwide named the Rocky Mountain region as one of the next regions — outside Silicon Valley, New York and New England — poised for growth. That’s not a huge percentage, but it still struck me as significant. So I asked Tom Duening, the El Pomar chair for Business and… Continue Reading Angel, venture capital investment trends moving West

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