Illinois venture funding off to hot start in Q1

Illinois just had its best Q1 in terms of total venture funding since the first quarter of 2000, during the height of the dot-com boom, according to a new MoneyTree report released Wednesday.

In the first quarter of 2018, more than $375 million was invested across 36 deals in Illinois companies. In the first quarters of 2017 and 2016, $188 million and $345 million were invested across 30 and 39 deals, respectively, according to the report, comprised of data from PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights.


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