Venture Funds Raise Only $1.6 Billion In Third Quarter. Most Of That Went To Vinod Khosla.
October 12, 2009 at 11:49 AM EDT
More evidence that venture exits and fund raising are related. We already know that venture exits were anemic in the third quarter of 2009, and now the National Venture Capital Association has released data on how much money venture funds themselves were able to raise. It was not a lot in historical terms. According to the NCVA's data, venture funds raised $1.6 billion in the third quarter, down 82 percent from a year ago and down 21 percent from last quarter. What's more is that about $1 billion of that was accounted for by one VC firm, Khosla Ventures. Although, the NCVA only notes Khosla's bigger $750 million fund, so it is not clear if it is including its smaller seed fund as well in these figures.