VC Investing at Six-Year High

Venture capital disbursements reached a six-year high of $7.1 billion in Q1 2007, according to new MoneyTree data released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Financial.

I’m still going through all the information, but here are some docs: Full data: MoneyTree_data.xls. Press release: Q1_PR.doc; Presentation given yesterday to media members: Moneytree Analyst Call_1Q2007.pdf

Update: It seems that Southern California did top New england in terms of VC dollars disbursed, although not in terms of number of companies funded. This wasn’t included in the above data doc, so here’s a spreadsheet I just made: Q1_States.xls

*** The quarter’s top deal was for CardioNet, a San Diego-based maker of wireless mobile cardiac outpatient monitoring devices. We know return backer Sanderling Ventures participated, but are kind of blind after that (company declined to disclose any investor info). Anyway, here is a chart of the quarter’s top 10 deals: Q1VCDeals.xls.

Note that the first two companies are in SoCal, which helped bump up its Q1 totals — just like Vonage did for NY Tri-State a couple of years back.

Finally, here is a list of the quarter’s most active firms: MostActive.xls