Venture Funding Shrinks Leaving Scores of `Walking Dead’ Firms

October 15, 2010  |  

(Bloomberg) — Stung by a drought in technology initial public offerings, venture capital investing plunged in 2010, with the number of active firms dropping 47 percent in the first half from last year, according to Ernst & Young LLP.  The number of U.S. venture firms making at least one investment a quarter sank to 167 through June from 313 in all of 2009, the accounting firm said this month in a report: “The Limited Partner Venture Capital Sentiment Survey.”

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