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Brain Drain [INFOGRAPHIC] – Companies Mining for Mind Power in Silicon Valley

Companies around the world are mining for mind power in Silicon Valley.

Putting it all in perspective (in the US):

  • 462: approximate number of currently active US venture capital firms (investing at least $5 million in companies)
  • 1,022: number of venture firms in year 2000, firms at the height of the tech bubble.
  • $149 million: average venture fund size.
  • $176.7 billion: dollar amount spent by venture firms from 2000-2010
  • $3.1 trillion: According to the 2011 Venture Impact study, originally venture-backed companies accounted for 11.87 million jobs and over $3.1 trillion in revenue in the United States (based on 2010 data). Those totals compare to 21% of GDP and 11% of private sector employment.

FACT: In 2010, venture capitalists invested approximately $22 billion into nearly 2,749 companies. Of these, 1,001 companies received funding for the first time.

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Source: TopComputerScienceDegrees.com

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Gresham Harkless Jr.

Gresham Harkless is a Media Consultant for Blue 16 Media and the Blogger-in-Chief for CEO Blog Nation. CEO Blog Nation is a community of blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. Started in much the same way as most small businesses, CEO Blog Nation captures the essence of entrepreneurship by allowing entrepreneurs and business owners to have a voice. CEO Blog Nation provides news, information, events and even startup business tips for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to succeed.

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