Thursday, February 25, 2010

Joint Venture Index of Silicon Valley 2010

The latest Joint Venture report evaluating the current status of our region has been unleashed. Thankfully it's not all doom and gloom. Here are a few of my favorite statistics:
  • 30% of ALL Venture Capital invested in the US, is invested in Silicon Valley (Pop: 2,900,000, less than 1% of the US population). 
  • The proportion of VC funds we're receiving in relation to the rest of the country actually increased in 2009 (so we're getting an even larger piece of the funding pie).
  • 12% of ALL US patents originated in Silicon Valley.
  • In 2008 more patents were filed in San Jose than any other city in the US (and by a wide margin).
  • 3% of vehicles registered in Silicon Valley are hybrids or electric (as opposed to 2% in the rest of California)

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