KPMG Private Enterprise’s Global Network for Innovative Startups launched the Q3’18 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.

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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