Oct 28, 2015
From the Global Enterprise Institute
Welcome to the Q3 2015 edition of the KPMG International and CB Insights Venture Pulse Report. We developed this quarterly series because we are dedicated to delivering the key issues and trends related to venture capital investment globally so that you can make informed business decisions.
Q3 2015 was an exciting time for many regions of the world. While deal volume dropped compared to Q2, VC-backed investments year-to-date were 11% higher than all VC-backed investments in 2014, and 100% higher than all investments in 2013. All across the globe, investors continue to target bigger and bigger deals.
In the US, it was the rise of the mega-rounds with $100M+ rounds to VC-backed startups roaring to a new high. Q3’15 saw 37 $100M+ rounds to VC-backed companies, a rise of 125% compared to the same quarter last year.
In our comprehensive Q3’15 Venture Pulse report we explore key questions including:
- What is prompting strong growth and continued interest in Asia?
- What regions in Europe are fostering early stage deals?
- Is the trend toward big deals sustainable?
- Why is VC interest in healthcare on the rise?
For more information about KPMG’s Venture Capital Practice, please visit www.kpmg.com/us/venturecapital.