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Funding for VC-backed companies dropped slightly in Q2, but number of IPOs rose

on July 17, 2013


This past quarter represented the first drop in VC deal activity in five quarters, and funding levels were down 14 percent over last year, but we still saw a dramatic increase in the number of tech IPOs this quarter alone — so perhaps don’t call it a bubble just yet.

A new report from CB Insights released Monday evening talks about some of the trends and changes we saw in venture capital this past quarter. The full report can be found here, but we pulled out a few of the highlights:

1. IPOs were up

The number of IPOs from venture-backed companies increased significantly this quarter, with 22 of them going public. This is 83 percent higher than in the second quarter of 2012, and 144 percent higher than the first quarter of this year. What drove the increases? 11 of the 12 IPOs came from healthcare companies, and…

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