Colorado enjoyed another sizable leap in venture capital investments in the latest quarter, while the national VC total declined.

That's according to the new MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.

VC investment in the state's startup companies soared to $144.6 million in the third quarter, up 85 percent from the second-quarter total of $78.3 million and the state's $44.5 million haul in the first quarter, the report says.

VC deals in the Centennial State also rose to 25 in the latest quarter from 19 in the previous three-month period.

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