George Gaprindashvili December 22, 2014
While consumer-focused startups continue to garner much of the spotlight when it comes to VC investment, it’s worth noting that venture capital invested globally in companies geared toward the enterprise has more than doubled since the start of 2010, reaching $4.1 billion as of December 5, 2014, according to the PitchBook Platform. One specific VC firm that’s supporting this movement is Seattle-based Microsoft Ventures, which recently announced its new Digital Work accelerator that will develop 10 to 15 startups building scalable productivity applications, cloud-centric software platforms and enterprise-grade solutions. The startups graduating this program will hope to join some of the more successful companies in the enterprise space—including Cloudera, InMobi and Flatiron Health—that have received a massive amount of funding since 2010. For an in-depth look at global enterprise venture investment, including year-over-year trends, top investors, a regional breakdown and more, check out the PitchBook datagraphic below:
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