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.
A surprisingly poor release of Chinese trade figures on Saturday is the major news as the week begins
We are seeing some very interesting moves coming out of the financial sector in China these days.
Equity investors awoke from their 30 percent plus dream in 2013 to a mini-nightmare in January.
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