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Venture Pulse

Venture Pulse

Quarterly report on global trends in venture capital investing.


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Venture Pulse

Welcome to the Venture Pulse

Venture Pulse  is a quarterly report highlighting key trends, opportunities, and challenges facing the venture capital market globally and in key regions around the world. The report covers a range of issues such as financing and deal sizes, unicorns, industry highlights, and corporate investment.
>> Read the latest report: Venture Pulse Q1 2019

Highlights from the Venture Pulse Q1 2019 report

The venture capital (VC) market in the US saw strong activity in Q1’19, buoyed by the stabilization and rebound of the public markets, the positive performance of tech companies that exited through IPOs in 2018 and by the increasing interest in IPO exits from a number of mature, US-based unicorns.

While the number of VC deals in the US declined quarter-over-quarter, VC investment in the US remained very high, with Q1’19 investment coming second only to Q4’18, which was lifted by Juul’s $12.8 billion funding round.

This quarterly report highlights key issues, trends, and opportunities facing the venture capital (VC) market globally and in major jurisdictions around the world. Below are key highlights from the US:

  • Overall VC investment remains robust – reaches $32.6 billion in Q1’19

  • Median series D+ deal size grows to $60 million

  • Corporate venture capital participation surpasses 17% - again

  • Strong exit activity – IPO outlook looking positive

  • Fundraising finally slows following a record end to 2018

Learn more about Q1 venture investment activity in the latest Venture Pulse report.

>> Download the full report: Venture Pulse Q1 2019

The Pulse Series

Venture Pulse and The Pulse of Fintech

The quarterly Venture Pulse and bi-annual Pulse of Fintech reports analyze the latest global and regional investment trends and insights. Included in the reports are comprehensive analyses on the lifecycle of venture capital investments as well as overall fintech investment across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In each report we share the latest valuations, financing, deal sizes, mergers & acquisitions, exits, corporate investment, and industry trends.

>> SUBSCRIBE TO THE PULSE SERIES to receive timely updates on new report releases and other important news related to venture capital and fintech investments.


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