The National Venture Capital Assocation (NVCA) recently released information regarding Q1 2012 VC fundraising and investment amounts.  They note that in the first quarter of the year, 42 venture funds raised a total of $4.9 billion while venture funds invested $5.8 billion in 758 deals in the same period.  You can find additional data, including details broken out by geographic regions, on the NVCA site here.