According to this recent summary by CB Insights, venture capital investing in startups continues to boom. VC funding reached the highest quarterly mark since Q1 2001 with 974 deals representing $13.88B. As always, California (and especially Silicon Valley) led the way with 442 deals and $8.93B invested.
"California VC financing blew up in Q2 as funding and deal levels jumped 55% and 12% on a sequential basis off of multiple nine-figure rounds. Of note, California saw more venture capital deals than the next 15 states combined in Q2’14. San Francisco dominated all California cities in deals and dollars – taking $4.6B in funding across 155 deals."
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