The China Anti-Bubble in VC Investing

Lots of people are talking about the bubble/enthusiasm/excitement around U.S. venture firms investing in China. But the facts are actually entertainingly opposite. Here (according to Private Equity International) is the declining amount invested in China by U.S. VCs in two recent years:

  • 2001: $987mm
  • 2005: $385mm


  1. these numbers may not be taking into account the investments made by all the new China based funds set up by US VCs the past couple of years. there’s definately some ‘irrational exuberance’ going on over there, the entrepreneures and the VCs all feel it.

  2. I know. I was being purposely provocative with some selective data. Still interesting, however.