NEW YORK, July 2 – The number of new funding deals did not change significantly from May to June, a report released Monday by Facts Online said.
During the month of June the number of fundings was at 306, nearly identical to 309 in May. In April 325 companies received funding.
“It’s encouraging that it’s stable in light of all the gnashing of teeth about the downturn in the economy,” said Harry Henry, chief operating officer of Facts Online, which tracks funding trends. “It’s not as robust as last year [at this time], but we’re not in a downward spiral.”
The survey includes all funding deals stemming from venture capital, investments by other companies, initial public offerings, private placements, new bond issues, and increases in lines of credit.
Fundings for companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and health devices category represented 15 percent of the total deals. Software companies dominated the fundings, representing 32.9 percent of the deals.
Of the companies funded, 79.4 percent were privately owned. Of the public companies, the highest percentage, 14.4 percent, were listed on Nasdaq.