Quarterly global report on VC trends published by KPMG Enterprise
According to Venture Pulse: Q2'18 Global analysis of venture funding, Venture capital (VC) investment hit a new record high in Q2'18, reaching nearly US$69.8 billion* across 3,108 deals in Q2. While VC deal volume continued to decline, the median deal size globally remained well above last year's totals across all deal stages, reaching $1.4 million (YTD) for angel and seed stage rounds, $7 million (YTD) for early stage rounds, and $13.5 million (YTD) for late-stage rounds.
In this quarter's edition of the Venture Pulse Report, we examine Q2'18 VC market trends, including:
Canadian VC continues to be strong relative to historical figures
Despite a slowing tally of completed venture financings, VC invested within Canada remained strong at $748 million through the end of Q2. That said, on a quarterly basis, VC activity remains somewhat more muted within the country. This reality remains in marked contrast to narratives around thriving Canadian entrepreneurship, but it may take some time for startups' founding and grassroots support from government agencies to translate into completed VC rounds.