Venture capital investment reaches new heights

Venture capital investment reaches new heights

Strong quarter for total VC investment with $52 billion invested



Mads Raahede

Head of Advisory and Partner

KPMG in Denmark


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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:

  • The massive strength of the VC markets in the US and Asia

  • The resurgence in the number of new unicorn companies

  • Growing VC investor interest in the co-working space

  • The ongoing attraction of food-delivery options to VC investors

  • The focus on investments and partnering in autotech and urban mobility

See full report for details.

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