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Venture Pulse – Q2 2015 Global Analysis of Venture Funding

Aug 03, 2015
From the Global Enterprise Institute

KPMG’s Global Network for Innovative Startups is pleased to announce the inaugural edition of the ‘KPMG and CB Insights Venture Pulse Report’ – the first in a quarterly series designed to bring cutting edge information and analysis of key trends related to the state of venture capital investment globally.

According to our report, Venture capital (VC)-backed companies raised more than US$32 billion in Q2 2015 across 1,819 deals, bringing the total raised by VC-backed companies globally to a staggering $59.8 billion for the first half of 2015. The surge in funding in Q2 represents a 49% increase over the first two quarters of 2014.

Included in the report are additional country and global level investment statistics as well as insights on what’s driving these trends and foresight into what might be coming down the road. Additional topics covered in this report include:

  • Why is Unicorn investing on the rise?
  • Why does corporate investing continue to be strong, particularly in Asia?
  • What is prompting the funding spike in Europe?
  • Why is Asia seeing a VC investment boom?


For more information about KPMG’s Venture Capital Practice, please visit www.kpmg.com/us/venturecapital.