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Venture Pulse: Q1 Global analysis of venture funding

Venture Pulse: Q1 Global analysis of venture funding

KPMG Enterprise and CB Insights launch Q1 report on global trends in venture capital investment.


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KPMG Enterprise’s Global Network for Innovative Startups and CB Insights (the ‘go to’ name for insights related to venture capital investment) launched the 4th 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.

The first quarter of 2016 extended the global decline in VC activity, with both total deal volume and deal value declining further following a major dip in Q4’15. An economic slowdown in China, rising interest rates and an approaching election in the US, and a June referendum over the UK’s future in the European Union are some of the factors driving VC investors to take a more measured investment approach. While disconcerting to the VC community, the decline in VC activity is likely to be a short-term trend given the amount of liquidity in the market around the globe.

This edition of the report seeks to answer a number of key questions, including:

  • What’s driving the decline in VC activity – and will it last?
  • Why are corporates so active in the VC market?
  • Is the Unicorn trend dead?
  • How is digital health bucking investment trends?

See the full report (PDF 2.7 MB) for details.

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