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Venture Pulse: Q4 Global analysis of venture funding

Venture Pulse: Q4 Global analysis of venture funding

KPMG Enterprise and CB Insights launch Q4 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 3rd edition of the Venture Pulse report. The report analyses the latest global trends in venture capital investment 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.

Q4’15 saw a substantial drop in VC investment – from $38.7 billion in Q3 to $27.2 billion in Q4, while the number of deals hit a low not seen since Q1’13. However, after examining the results of 2015 combined, 2015 was a record setting year for venture capital investments, with over $128 billion of total investment made worldwide, topping 2014’s total by 44 percent. What sets 2015 apart, however, lies in the size and scope of the VC investments that were made.

The Q4’15 Venture Pulse report seeks to answer a number of key questions, including:

  • How is the Fourth Industrial Revolution shifting the foundation of business?
  • What is prompting the slowdown in VC activity?
  • Why might Europe weather the current storm more readily than other regions?
  • What could 2016 have in store for VC investing?

See the full report for details.

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