Venture capital investment in Los Angeles County businesses ended 2013 on a weak note, bucking the trend of a modest pickup in the U.S. as a whole.
Orange County saw a drop in venture capital investments in the fourth quarter, mirroring declines in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Venture capitalists in the industry heartland tightened the funding spigot in the fourth quarter, financing the fewest number of Bay Area companies in three years.
New England was a standout in an otherwise lackluster fourth quarter for venture capital investing nationwide, as the Boston metro area saw a surge in the number of deals and in dollars invested.
Los Angeles County saw a large increase in the dollar amount of venture capital investments flowing into growing companies throughout the area, especially in Silicon Beach, in the third quarter of 2013.
While central bankers in Europe and in the United States are concerned about short term deflationary trends, those of us who live in the real world know a different story.
The U.S. dollar experienced a period of extremely low volatility last week, let us just blame it on tax season.
It has been a wild ride for some equity investors over the last few weeks.The high-flying growth stocks that powered much of 2013 are enduring sharp losses.
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