Posted by: Audrey Erbes | August 12, 2011

San Diego Cluster VC Funding Grows plus Jobs That Crossed My Desk

While the stock market is expressing wild swings and biotech, volatility as well, there’s one positive report  for California life science professionals. Further analysis of life science quarter two VC funding shows San Diego was up while nationally, life science investments were down 3 percent in the second quarter of 2011 vs. same quarter in 2010. Company “exits” via mergers, acquisitions and IPOs freed up cash for new investments. “Such deals let VC investors cash out their holdings in life science companies and reinvest the money in other companies,” said Tracy Lefteroff, global managing partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers‘ venture capital practice. You can download the full report after registering at

2Q 2011 Life sciences VC Funding Highlights
San Diego area
Value: $185.7 million
No. of deals: 22
Value: $2.1 billion
No. of deals: 206
Top regional areas
Bay Area: $552 million
Boston: $441 million
Washington, D.C., metroplex: $210 million
San Diego: $186 million
Orange County: $156 million
Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers

Jobs continue to come in strong this week despite the financial roller coaster. See Jobs That Crossed My Desk–right click on highlighted title.




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