By Nicolas Rapp

Where $64.5B in VC funding went last year

Updated: Jul 19, 2016 8:15 PM UTC | Originally published: Jul 02, 2015

It’s a good time to be dialing venture capitalists for dollars. So-called unicorns, tech startups with a valuation of $1 billion or more, continue to proliferate (Fortune found 104 at last count). But investment in private technology companies of all sizes is surging.

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To show the breadth of this boom, we turned to Quid, a San Francisco analytics company founded in 2010. Quid screened its proprietary database of companies with “novel technologies or products” for those that had received at least $5 million in VC money over the 12 months through June 1, 2015, and identified 2,233 in a range of industries. (Twenty that received investments have already had IPOs.)

The $64.5 billion invested by VCs in these startups was 25% higher than the same period the year before and 92% higher than two years ago.

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Graphic: Venture capital's expanding universe »

A version of this article appears in the July 1, 2015 issue of Fortune magazine with the headline “Venture Capital's Expanding Universe.”