$21.68 bln of venture capital invested in 2005

Venture capitalists invested $21.68 bln 2005, just $44 mln more than in 2004, according to Thomson Venture Economics, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. VCs committed $5.08 bln to startups in Q4 2005, a 10% decline from Q4 2004.