More VC Money Becoming Available

"Venture capital funds in the United States raised $17.6 billion in 2004, nearly double the amount raised in 2003. All indications are that 2005 will be an even bigger year, both in terms of the number of VC funds seeking financing and the total amount raised.

The healthy pace of fund-raising activity is likely to continue in the coming year for a number of reasons. First, many venture capital firms delayed fund raising in 2004... in Second, emerging managers are entering the marketplace at a faster rate than existing venture capital firms are shutting their doors, increasing the total number of players in the market. Third, many of the larger venture capital firms are expected to come to market in 2005...

From this Boston Business Journal article