Quartiles | Findings | Description
|Quartile groups for venture
capital disbursed per $1,000 of GSP: 2001*
|($17.07 - $3.13)
||($3.05 - $0.95)
||($0.87 - $0.28)
||($0.26 - $0.00)
|District of Columbia
|*States in alphabetical order, not data order.
SOURCES: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thomson Venture Economics,
and National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Survey; U.S. Department
of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Gross State Product data; and
Government of Puerto Rico. See table
- The amount of venture capital invested in the United States increased more
than 10-fold, from nearly $8 billion in 1995 to a record $106 billion in 2000,
before falling to $41 billion in 2001. (By 2002, it declined to $21 billion.)
- In 2001, the state average for venture capital disbursed per $1,000
GSP was $4.06, up from $1.05 in 1995.
- At the state level in 2001, this value ranged from a high of $17.07
per $1,000 GSP to no venture capital investment.
- The state distribution of venture capital was similar to that for
the high-technology indicators.
Venture capital represents an important source of funding for startup companies.
This indicator was designed to show the relative magnitude of venture capital
investments in a state after adjusting for the size of the state's economy.
The indicator is expressed as dollars of venture capital disbursed per $1,000
gross state product (GSP).
Data for this indicator were calculated for 1995, 1998, and 2001. Although
venture capital data are available for 2002, GSP values have not been released.