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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.

Highlights from the Venture Pulse Q4 2018 report

  • Venture capital (VC) investment reaches record $254 billion invested worldwide in 2018
  • VC investment in the U.S. increased substantially during 2018, shattering the previous record high of $83 billion set in 2017
  • Series D+ median pre-money valuation reaches $325 million in 2018 in the U.S.
  • A strong public market, a record number of $100 million+ deals, renewed IPO activity, an upswell in new unicorn births, and an expansion of capital all added strength to the U.S. VC market

Learn more about Q4 venture investment activity in the latest Venture Pulse report.

>> Download the full report: Venture Pulse Q4 2018

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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