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January 18, 2016

vc investors pumped in $58 billion across 4380 start ups,with 74 megadeals

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In 2015 software was VCs’ favorite sector in 2015 ($23.6 billion invested in 1,763 deals), followed by biotech ($7.4 billion across 475 deals).

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latest data on  Start up Funding shows that VCs invested $58.8 billion across 4,380 deals in 2015. The dollar total eclipsed the 2014 mark by $8 billion, but investors did 61 fewer deals last year, according to the end-of-year MoneyTree Report which was  prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. Also according to  data from Thomson Reuters. VC and equity capitalists poured more money into private companies last year than they had since the height of the dot-com boom in 2001  ( VC investment last year was the second highest amount sunk by Venture Funds in the last 20 years .source )

2015 also saw  megadeals megadeals” (deals of  $100 million or more) . Last year here were 74 such deals in 2015, up from 50 the year before)