According to Venture Capital (VC) database CB Insights, the total amount of venture capital financing hit $29.2 billion across 3354 deals in 2013. What’s interesting is the number of overall VC deals has remained relatively flat over the past three years, as have the total investments (holding Q1 of 2012 as an outlier). But, don’t we hear of new ventures and new deals being made all the time? I personally haven’t taken the time to calculate all the funding transactions for new ventures over the past several years. However, there is another industry taking hold that might be the culprit as to why we are hearing about new businesses/ventures receiving funding, but that aren’t translating into these market statistics below (data from cbinsights.com).