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UPDATE: VENTURE CAPITAL TRENDS, 2000 TO 2007 2008 VC Investments Show an Increasing Trend Toward the Industrial/Energy Sector 1 Austin, TX - 04/10/08 - In 2007 , California accounted for 47.7% of all VC investments, and thus it is not surprising that the U.S. investment trends in the biotechnology, software, and industrial/energy sectors appear highly correlated to California investments from 2000 to 2007. In the U.S, VC investments in biotechnology as a percent of total investments have remained fairly stable since 2003; however, in 2007 biotechnology was still the second largest investment sector in the nation. Pennsylvania and Massachusetts had the largest share of biotechnology investments among the major states that attract VC investments. Biotechnologyasa % of Total VC Investments, 2000 - 2007 70.0% In 2007 software VC investments US represented 18.1% of VC investments 60.0% TX in the U.S., which is down from its 50.0% PA 23.3% share in 2000. The software sector still took in the largest share of 40.0% MA VC investments in the U.S. Similarly, CA Massachusetts, California, Texas and 30.0% Pennsylvania have all seen a 20.0% decrease in their percentage of software investments since 2000. 10.0% 0.0% From 2004 to 2007 venture capital investments in the U.S. have shown an 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 increasing trend towards the Industrial/Energy as a % of Total VC Investments, 2000 - 2007 industrial/energy sector, increasing 25.0% from 2.4% of total VC investments in US 2000 to 10% of investments in 2007. TX 20.0% Texas appears to have started the PA trend in 2003 whereas California, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts 15.0% MA CA started to increase their share of industrial/energy VC investments in 10.0% 2004. 5.0% To conclude, this analysis brings two questions to mind about what might be 0.0% driving the increase in investments in 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 the industrial/energy sector. Softwareas a % of TotalVC Investments, 2000 - 2007 35.0% US 1. Is the recent trend in investments in the industrial/energy sector a reaction 30.0% TX to strong consumer demand for alternative energy and or so called 25.0% PA MA “green” goods? 20.0% CA 15.0% 2. Or, have VC’s been blinded by the “green exuberance,” and thus lost 10.0% sight of significant investment opportunities in other sectors such as 5.0% I.T. or Medical Devices and 0.0% Equipment? 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 1Venture capital investment data gathered from PriceWaterhouseCoopers and National Venture Capital Association’s Money Tree database. For a formal definition of the sectors in this analysis please refer to the “Report Definitions” section on the Money Tree Report website. A Global Perspective on Emerging Markets Market Research | www.zpryme.com SNAPSHOT
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