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Startup funding is up big time in 2015

Capital deployment is up 50 percent from this time last year, according to a new report from Mattermark.

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This morning’s report of a sizeable $23 million funding round for Williamsburg-based mapping startup CartoDB could be a marker of a broader trend in funding.
If it seems like┬áthere’s more money coming from the venture capital ecosystem, well there is.
A new report by Mattermark says overall startup funding is up 50 percent from this time last year.

The biggest percentage jump comes in private equity money, which is up 83 percent year over year, but the biggest increase in dollars is in the late stage, a trend that has been ongoing for some time.

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