Great Quarter for Venture Exits

The numbers are out and believe it or not, Q1 of 2010 saw the most venture-backed company M&A transactions EVER in a single quarter.  Let that sink in for those of you around this business in the late 1990s. 

Also, the data showed more quarterly venture-backed IPOs since the fourth quarter of 2007 and 8 of the 9 IPOs are trading above their initial offering prices. 

This is really encouraging.  Fingers crossed.  Also, if you are interested in more detail, check out the NVCA’s blog about the numbers