An analysis of the venture capital, angel, and private equity deals in the Pacific Northwest, finds that there was around $385M in investments in Q2 2010. The amount was a slight increase from Q2 of last year, when only $355.48M was invested in the region, and lower than around $497M in investments tallied in Q1. The numbers were derived from Northwest Innovation's own a href="http://www.nwinnovation.com/intelligence">proprietary database of local and national venture capital deals and dealmakers.
The biggest deal in the quarter was for Seattle biotech firm Calistoga Pharmaceuticals, which raised $40M in a Series C funding in June. The other big investment for the quarter was for TerraPower, the Bellevue-based spinout of Intellectual Ventures, which raised $35.0M for its nuclear energy technology.
The most active venture investors in the region in Q2 were OVP Venture Partners and Voyager Capital, with three deals each. Other active investors were WRF Capital, Ignition Partners, Frazier Healthcare Ventures, Bain Capital, and Khosla Ventures.
PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association, and VentureOne will release their quarterly nationwide results of venture activity later this month. Numbers from those firms usually differs--sometimes drastically--due to sources of information, timing of funding events, and classification of data. A full breakdown of deals is available through Northwest Innovation's subscription venture capital database.