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Venture Pulse - Q1 2016 Global Analysis of Venture Funding

Apr 13, 2016
From the Global Enterprise Institute

Venture Pulse Report 2016

In this edition of the quarterly Venture Pulse report, we provide in-depth analysis on venture capital investments globally and regionally, and cover a range of issues such as financing and deal sizes, unicorns, industry highlights and corporate investment.

Global funding chill continues in Q1’16 as investors dial back deals

The first quarter of 2016 extended the global decline in VC activity. With just $25.5 billion invested across 1,829 deals globally, Q1’16 marked the second-straight quarter in which investors dialed back VC funding and activity. While disconcerting to the VC community, the decline in VC activity is likely to be a short-term trend given the amount of liquidity in the market around the globe.

Get the full analysis of global VC investment activity,

VC investment in North America holds steady

In the US, Q1’16 was one of the highest quarters for raising VC capital since the dot-com boom of 2000. These funds will likely be deployed over the coming quarters as VC investors renew their focus on finding disruptive or innovate companies in which to invest. The infographic below provides additional highlights of North America venture capital activity.

For even more details on VC activity in North America,

Venture Pulse Q1'16 North America

The Venture Pulse Q1'16 Report

We explore a number of trends in venture capital investment activity and provide analysis to a range of questions, including:

  • What is driving the decline in VC activity – and will it last?
  • Why are corporates so active in the VC market?
  • Is the Unicorn trend dead?
  • How is digital health bucking investment trends?
Download the Venture Pulse report and gain insight into the venture capital community.

Press Release:
U.S. Venture Capital Pullback Continues in Q1'16: KPMG Report

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