Venture capitalists raised $5.33 bln in Q1 2005

Venture firms raised 48 new funds and a total of $5.33 bln during Q1 2005. The same firms raised 49 funds and $2.67 bln in Q1 2004. Private-equity firms raised $15.79 bln in 38 funds during Q1 2005, up from $3.44 bln in 25 funds during Q1 2004.