Venture capital firms are pouring money into open source companies, according to IBM Corp.'s Deborah Magid, director of strategic alliances and Venture Capital Group.
After a 30 minute chat with Magid, she follows up in an e-mail with some stats. Total venture capital investments in 2005 reached $22.1 billion of which IT took $11.9 billion. Forty five percent was invested in software, and $190 million of the software investment was in "pure open source companies."
The link is here: http://techsearch.cmp.com/blog/archives/2006/03/ibm_says_vcs_po.html?loc=software
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