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Venture Pulse Report – Q2 2017

Venture Pulse Report – Q2 2017

This report provides a global and regional overview of key findings for Q2 2017 uncovered in Venture Pulse, a report published by KPMG Enterprise. Australian venture capital invested in Australia hit a near-record US$230 million.


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KPMG Enterprise’s Global Network for Innovative Startups launched the Q2’17 edition of the Venture Pulse Report. The report analyses the latest global trends in venture capital investment data and provides insights from both a global and regional perspective. This edition of the quarterly series provides in-depth analysis on venture capital investments across North America, EMA and ASPAC and will cover a range of issues such as financing and deal sizes, unicorns, industry highlights and corporate investment.

According to the Venture Pulse report: Worldwide VC investment volume slid again by just over 7 percent between Q1 and Q2 2017. However, thanks to a surge of mega-rounds, the quarter-over-quarter increase in total venture capital invested was up a staggering 55.3 percent to $40.07 billion. US Initial Public Offering (IPO) activity continued to make a turnaround during the quarter, with a number of technology companies achieving successful exits. In tandem with solid merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, this renewal is a positive sign for the market.

This quarter saw Australian startups close a number of Series A, B and C rounds with significant deals such as Culture Amp, Unlockd, and ROKT. The quarter also saw a surge in corporate financing with $109.1 million invested in Australian startups by corporate venture funds.

The report focuses on the:

  • pickup in megadeals activity across the globe
  • ongoing decline in deals activity, specifically at the seed and early stage deal levels
  • drivers behind advancements in autotech
  • growing focus on business to business (B2B) opportunities.

The following infographic provides a global and regional overview of these findings and other key developments uncovered from the report created by KPMG Enterprise.

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