Table 6-11
U.S. venture capital investment, by selected financing stage and industry/technology: Selected years, 2002–10
(Millions of U.S. dollars)
 
Technology/industry   2002   2005   2007   2008   2009   2010 2007–10 total
 
    All financing stages
All technologies/industries   21,509   24,207   32,200   31,243   22,348   26,415 112,206
Software   5,612   5,591   5,669   5,153   3,231   3,762 17,815
Biopharmaceuticals   3,243   4,074   5,822   4,626   4,030   3,246 17,725
Medical devices and equipment   1,776   2,361   3,791   3,615   2,959   2,249 12,614
Consumer information services   152   661   1,740   2,525   1,792   4,552 10,610
Business support services   1,471   1,719   2,989   2,808   2,120   2,516 10,433
                           
    Early-stage financing
All technologies/industries   4,351   5,958   8,104   6,999   4,242   4,570 23,916
Biopharmaceuticals   932   1,139   1,601   1,345   854   578 4,378
Software   1,299   1,139   1,190   839   788   726 3,543
Consumer information services   43   340   878   870   382   623 2,753
Business support services   217   514   905   841   503   462 2,711
Medical devices and equipment   337   437   722   784   356   333 2,194
 

NOTES: Technologies classified by Dow Jones. Early-stage financing consists of seed, startup, and initiation of commercial sales.

SOURCE: Dow Jones, special tabulations (2011) of VentureSource database, http://www.dowjones.com/info/venture-capital-data.asp. See appendix table 6-65.

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