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Top 10 Industries Raising the Most Venture Capital (Infographic)

Check out how top industries have fared over the past two years in terms of new deals and investments.
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Whether or not software is really "eating the world," it appears to be eating the lion's share of investment dollars. Last year VC firms invested $11 billion in the sector, according to a report from advisory firm PwC. In 2013, the biotechnology and media and entertainment industries also had good years. They saw an eight and 38 percent increase, respectively, in VC deals from 2012. Which firms were making all of those deals? Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, First Round Capital, and New Enterprise Associates closed the most deals last year, according to the report. 

Statistics company Statista provided the graphic below, which illustrates where investments have been going for the past two years.


Last updated: Mar 11, 2014

LAURA MONTINI | Staff Writer

Laura Montini is a reporter at Inc. She previously covered health care technology for Health 2.0 News and has served as an associate editor at The Health Care Blog. She lives in San Francisco.




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