Venture capital investments in American start-ups slowed in the the third quarter of 2015, a study released Friday showed.
But despite that slowdown, 2015's VC market is still track for one of its best years in almost two decades.
U.S. venture capitalists invested $16.3 billion in the third quarter of 2015, a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Thomson Reuters said Friday. That figure marks a 5 percent decline from the $17.3 billion invested in the second quarter, the report said.
But venture capitalists still pumped $47.2 billion into the market so far this year. That level is higher than 17 of the last 20 years, and the third quarter marks the second-highest quarter in aggregate investment dollars since the fourth quarter of 2000, the report said.