Investments & Acquisitions Directory 2011

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 26, 2010

This directory provides a single source of information on funding and acquisitions in the video surveillance market. It is part of our Video Surveillance Financials section, where we analyze on-going investment trends and announcements within the industry. This is the third version of the Directory.

The directory includes information on (recent activity indicated in parentheses):

In the last 3 quarters, investment into video surveillance companies has been relatively modest with the only 'big' investment being into Silicon Valley based 3VR Security.

During this time, general technology investments have become 'hot' (to say the least). VC backed web company valuations are up over 50% in the last 6 months. The market is so hot that even well respected insiders are questioning if things are getting 'crazy'. One of the most discussed was a men's pants startup who raised $18.5 Million.

Clearly, the video surveillance market (even the IP segment) is nowhere close - good or bad - to those levels. That noted, at least a dozen investment groups (VCs, angels, private equity, etc.) have contacted us in the last 6 months showing, at the very least, interest and openness to pursuing future IP video investments.

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