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Venture Pulse: Q4’17 Global analysis of venture funding

Venture Pulse: Q4’17

Quarterly global report on VC trends published by KPMG Enterprise

Sunil Mistry

Audit Partner, Enterprise and TMT

KPMG in Canada


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Venture Pulse

Quarterly global report on VC trends published by KPMG Enterprise

A robust Q4'17 propelled total annual global VC funding to the third-highest quarterly tally of the decade. A number of billion-dollar mega-deals over the course of the year, including six $1 billion+ rounds in Q4, drove the significant funding upswing. VC funding was up year-over-year across all regions, including Asia, the Americas and Europe.

In this quarter's edition of the Venture Pulse Report, we examine both annual and Q4'17 VC market trends, including:

  • The increase in deal size across all deal stages
  • The rapid upswing in healthtech and biotech
  • The growing focus on cross industry innovation and applicability
  • The rapid evolution of France as an innovation center.

Venture financing in Canada

Since the middle of 2016, VC activity has been healthy within the Canadian ecosystem, with outlier quarters of VC invested. The final quarter of 2017 saw a steep downturn in volume, yet as VC invested still neared $500 million, it is clear the nation can still attract plenty of investor interest.

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