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July 10, 2013

Here are the 5 biggest VC deals in Seattle from the past two years

BY JOHN COOK on July 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm Money is flowing, and it sure seems like it’s a good time to […]

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Money is flowing, and it sure seems like it’s a good time to be a startup entrepreneur. Just how good?

Well, PitchBook just released new data this week showing that $8.1 billion in venture capital was invested in the U.S. during the second quarter — the most in the past four quarters. (Deals, however, were down).

Another bright spot: Early-stage rounds are on the rise, representing one out of every two deals. So, go raise some money!

In the Seattle area, things are nothing if not volatile on the venture fundraising path, as we’ve noted in the past. (Personally, I’d still like to see more activity going on, though some have argued that good business are getting funded here).

This chart shows what’s going on in Seattle:

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But some big deals are still getting completed, like this week’s $50 million whopper in satellite communications company Kymeta.

That got me wondering: What are the five biggest deals of the past two years in Washington state?

The folks over at PitchBook ran the numbers, and here’s what they found. What’s interesting to me about the list, especially if Kymeta were included, is that you’ve got communications; e-commerce; consumer Internet; biotechnology and enterprise software represented. An interesting mix for sure.

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About Kymeta

The world’s demand for ubiquitous mobile connectivity is irrefutable. A global, mobile network is the answer to connecting people and places that have never been connected before.

Kymeta is making seamless, always-connected mobile communications possible with a unique hybrid approach that enables satellite and cellular networks to deliver a single, global, mobile network. End-to-end mobile communications are delivered with Kymeta K?LO™ connectivity services, and the world’s first and only electronically-steered, flat-panel satellite terminal that goes places traditional satellite dishes cannot. Backed by U.S. and international patents and licenses, the Kymeta KyWay™ terminal makes high-throughput, mobile communications possible in cars, trains, buses, trucks, boats, and much more.

If it moves, Kymeta keeps it connected.

For more information, visit kymetacorp.com and KALO.net.

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