Thanks to ElectricNews.net for a synopsis discussing the difficulty of raising venture capital for the games industry. They reference a Wall Street Journal article mentioning that only USD37 million was invested in games-related firms in the US in 2002, down from USD66.9 million the year before and a peak of USD295.3 million in 1999. According to the article, apart from the wider downturn in VC activity since the late 1990s: "'Historically, in the games business, a lot of companies really succeeded by hitting it big with one blockbuster,' says Jon Callaghan, managing director at Globespan Capital Partners. 'As a VC, it's very hard to invest in that.'"
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