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WASHINGTON (TheStreet) -- Venture-capital investors placed $6.5
billion in 906 deals in the second quarter, the most invested in startup
companies since the third quarter of 2008, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers
and the National Venture Capital Association.

Investments jumped 34% in dollar terms and 22% in deal count compared
with the first quarter, when $4.9 billion was invested in 740 startups,
according to the report, which is based on data from Thompson Reuters(TRI).
Year-over-year performance was significant, too: In the second quarter
of 2009, $4.27 billion was invested in 705 transactions.

The number of seed and early-stage investment deals increased from
the previous quarter, rising 54% to $2.3 billion. The number of
nascent-stage deals rose 32% to 429 deals. First-time financing gains
were more modest, with newbie dollars rising only 7% from the prior
quarter to $1.1 billion, but the number of first-time deals climbed 27%
to 281 deals in the second quarter.

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Author: Carmen Nobel