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Finding and using financial data at Princeton University

Preqin* Major source for private equity data.  Earliest data tends to be around 1980. Online.

Venture Financings 


Allows detailed searches on venture capital. While the scope is international, foreign coverage is select. The United States market is well covered. Coverage begins in 1970. Online.   Click on Screening & Analysis.  Then click on Private equity.  Then click on Private/Equity Investments. Then search by investments.
Capital IQ* Information on over 60,000 public companies, 685,000 private companies, 10,600 private capital firms, 312,000 transactions, and 1,000,000 professionals worldwide. Coverage begins in 1994 for public data; 1998 for United States private equity data and 2000 for international private equity data. Also available without requiring a personal account on the restricted workstations in Firestone Library A Floor RIS Suite (available from the Start Menu). 
National Venture Capital Association Yearbook   HG4961.N382 (2007); 2010 and 2012+ online
BCVA Some free information on venture capital and private equity in the United Kingdom. Online.
Scorecard Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Online.  2006+
CrunchBase Crowd sourced listings of startup activity.  Free registration is required. Online.
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Bobbi Coffey and Bobray Bordelon