New Tool For State by State Venture Capital Analysis
The State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) has developed a new Web tool designed to help practitioners and academics look at the level and distribution of U.S venture capital investment since 1997. The SSTI State Venture Capital Dashboard provides 52 profiles (50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) connected by a simple interface that will allow users to easily navigate to state investment data. Users can view state investment levels, deal flow, and the share of overall U.S. investment received by each state on the basis of annual and quarterly reporting. SSTI also provides analysis of venture capital trends at the dashboard. Not surprisingly, California stands out as the venture capital behemoth, with 40 percent of national venture investment in 1995, which grew to 47 percent by the end of 2007. Access the Web tool at http://www.ssti.org/vc/.