Venture capital investment at $107 million in Q4-2017

January 10, 2018

MHTA — Minnesota companies raised $107 million in venture capital in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to data from PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights. 2017 venture capital investments totaled $479 million.

Top industries for venture capital in Q4-2017 included:

  •     Healthcare: 4 deals worth $90 million
  •     Internet: 2 deals worth $17 million
  •     Consumer Products & Services: 1 deal, amount not disclosed

There were 2 later stage deals totaling $55 million, 4 deals with early-stage companies worth $50 million, and 1 expansion stage deal worth $1 million.

Last year, we released a report that examines venture capital investments in Minnesota over the last 21 years. The report draws on data CB Insights, and aims to put Minnesota’s venture capital investments in context and identify industries that stand out from the others. You can find this report and much more on our Research page.


  • The 2018 Tekne Awards are coming up and we are looking for MN innovators. Hoping to see innovators like…
  • Calling all workforce development innovators. The 2018 Tekne awards are coming up, and we are hoping to see some gr…
  • We are seeking small and growing software firms to apply for Tekne Awards. Looking forward to seeing applications f…
  • Thanks @thomsonreuters for this extraordinary simplified way that @reutersgraphics has explained blockchain.
  • Captures the moment of symmetry well - thanks for tweeting about this MN tech community event
Follow Us ›