US venture investments reached $6.7 bln in Q2 2006

According to Dow Jones/VentureSource, aggregate venture investment in the US during Q2 was $6.7 bln, an increase over $6.4 bln in Q2 2005 and $6.2 bln in Q1 2006. The combined total of $12.9 bln for the first half of 2006 puts the industry on pace for its largest investing year since 2001.