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The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) recently published an article that may indicate an increasing role of Corporate Venture Capital in the startup investments arena, as reflected in Money Tree’s Investment Analysis Report issued for Q2 2012.  The data from Money Tree’s report shows that participation by corporate VCs rose to 16.3 percent during the first half of 2012, up from 14.7 percent in 2011.  Dominant sectors were software (27.1 percent of CVC invested dollars) and industrial/energy (18.8 percent of CVC invested dollars).

The NVCA further details the current atmosphere surrounding CVC investments in its July 16, 2012 survey prepared jointly with Deloitte: Global Trends in Venture Capital: How Confident Are Investors?

Bruce Jenett, a partner at DLA Piper, recently discussed the survey with NVCA’s current head, Mark Heeson, in a podcast.