Strong quarter for total VC investment with $52 billion invested
Global VC investment reached a new annual investment high this quarter — confirming 2018 as a massive year for the VC market globally with 3 months of investment still to go. While total VC investment dropped quarter over quarter, the decline was not surprising given Q2’18 results were buoyed by the massive $14 billion deal by Ant Financial.
The IPO market globally now appears wide-open, helping to spur ongoing interest in the VC market. More than 20 unicorn companies globally have issued IPOs already in 2018 — far exceeding totals over the past 2 years. Post-IPO results have been relatively strong for most companies — a trend spurring excitement for potential high-profile exits expected heading into 2019.
In this edition of Venture Pulse, we look at these and a number of other global and regional trends, including:
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