Venture capitalists show wireless the money

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Worldwide economic doldrums didn't slow down venture capital investments in wireless last year. In fact, 2011 ended up being a banner funding year for the industry, which attracted $6.3 billion in venture capital, according to Rutberg & Co. That's just slightly less than the peak of $6.4 billion that VC firms delivered to mobile in 2006. Clearly, VCs have discovered that their investments in wireless can generate huge payouts down the line. Find out more in this special feature on the 10 top VC firms in the wireless industry during 2011.