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Venture Pulse – Q4’16 Global analysis of venture funding

Venture Pulse–Q4’16 Global analysis of venture funding.

Quarterly global report on VC trends published by KPMG Enterprise.


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KPMG Enterprise’s Global Network for Innovative Startups has launched has the Q4’16 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. KPMG Enterprise has expanded the scope of our Venture Pulse report, this edition of the quarterly series provides in-depth analysis on the lifecycle of venture capital investments across the Americas, EMA and ASPAC, including a look at investment activity such as valuations, financing, deal sizes, mergers & acquisitions, exits, corporate investment and industry highlights.

Worldwide venture capital activity declined by 24 percent in 2016, from 17,992 completed financings in 2015 to 13,665. Total deal funding also declined from $141 billion in 2015 to $127 billion this past year. However, Asia remained steady year-over-year at just over $39 billion. Europe experienced a 7-year high in VC fundraising activity, with $10.5 billion raised over 62 closed funds, while US fundraising increased from $35.2 billion in 2015 to $42 billion in 2016. Worldwide corporate participation in VC continued to grow in 2016, representing 15 percent of all deals. In contrast, Venture-backed exits declined 26 percent year-over-year, although signs indicate 2017 may see a renewal in the IPO market.

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

  • Is the VC investment tide about to turn?
  • How have investor behaviors changed in light of 2016 trends?
  • Is the IPO market opening, particularly in the US?
  • What might 2017 have in store for VC investing?

See the full report for details.

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