/// U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days
U.S. venture capitalists put $8.1 billion into 812 deals in the second quarter of 2012, their single largest quarter in more than a decade, according to CB Insights . It’s clear factors like the greater American economy and the bumpy tech IPO market don’t necessarily have a direct and/or timely correlation with venture capital spending. Funding was up 37 percent from the first quarter, and five percent from a year ago. Number of deals were up three percent from the past quarter and four percent from the past year. The growth wasn’t driven by the outsized impact of a few large deals. In the largest sector, Internet, median deal sized increased at every stage of funding for the first time ever, CB Insights said.