1.3% of U.S. venture capital investing in 2012 originated in Philadelphia - Technical.ly Philly

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Jun. 19, 2013 12:30 pm

1.3% of U.S. venture capital investing in 2012 originated in Philadelphia

In 2012, Philadelphia had $347 million in venture investment, according to The Atlantic. That's 1.3 percent of the total venture investment around the country and it places Philly as number 11 on a list of the top locations for venture capital.
Map from The Atlantic.

Map from The Atlantic.

In 2012, Philadelphia had $347 million in venture investment, according to The Atlantic. That’s 1.3 percent of the total venture investment around the country and it places Philly as number 11 on a list of the top locations for venture capital.

To be sure for a top 5 U.S. market, that share should likely be larger, but Philly fits into a broader narrative too.

In the story,┬áThe Atlantic notes that venture capital is more distributed than it was in late 1980s. In other words, Silicon Valley isn’t as dominant as it once was. It ranks second on The Atlantic’s list, with nearly $4 billion in investment. The top spot goes to San Francisco and Oakland, which the story differentiates from Silicon Valley, with nearly $7 billion in investment.

Also of note: The Boston-Washington corridor, which includes Philadelphia, makes up 23 percent of the country’s total venture investment, according to The Atlantic.

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