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CrunchBase Weekly Investment Map

August 18, 2014

Investors picked up the pace this week after a noticeably slow past week, closing 216 venture rounds for a total of $1.43 billion in capital committed.

U.S.-based companies led the way, capturing 118 of those rounds. Aside from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. were the only two countries to witness more than 5 venture rounds, both tallying a total of 7 venture investments over the past 7 days.

In the U.S., San Francisco took back the leading spot from New York, the city that came out on top last week with 11 venture rounds.

Bay Area companies raised over $227 million in 19 venture fundings this week, with Palo Alto-based mobile security company Lookout closing the largest round at $150 million from a list of investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Index, Accel, and Khosla Ventures.

In San Francisco, RelayRides raised a $10 million Series B round for its peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, while JavaScript framework builder Famo.us closed a $20 million Series B round on Wednesday to help developers build apps with 3D animation.

New York’s largest rounds of the week include advertising tech startup Dstillery’s $24 million Series A round and design collaboration platform InVision’s $21 million Series B round from FirstMark and Tiger Global.

Aside from Cambridge, MA, and Sunnyvale, CA, no other U.S. city saw more than 3 venture rounds over the past week – looks like the summer slow-down we’ve been expecting has finally set in.

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