Venture Capital funding fell 7.3% in third quarter from a year earlier. According to a report from the National Venture Capital Association and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, firms invested $4.82 billion in the quarter. Clean technology saw the steepest decline falling 32% from the same quarter in the previous year. However, clean energy still received $625.2 million in funding. The largest financing round was $106 million for Trilliant Inc. which makes software and equipment for smart grid energy networks.
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