Americas and Europe see record quarters – with $84.1 billion and $34 billion of VC investment respectively.
Americas and Europe see record quarters – with $84.1 billion and $34 billion of VC........
10 $1 billion+ VC rounds across 8 countries account for $16 billion in investment.
Global VC investment reached a new high in Q2’21, with $157.1 billion raised across 7,687 deals. A robust IPO market, high valuations, and a seemingly endless supply of dry powder helped fuel the ongoing increase, according to the Q2’21 edition of Venture Pulse - a quarterly report published by KPMG Private Enterprise on VC trends globally and in key jurisdictions around the world.
The incredible level of VC investment was buoyed by ten $1 billion+ funding rounds across 8 countries including Sweden-based Northvolt ($2.75 billion) and US-based Waymo ($2.5 billion).
The Americas attracted a record $84.1 billion in investment during Q2’21, with the US accounting for $75.8 billion of this total. In Europe, VC investment continued its strong climb, reaching $34 billion in its sixth straight record quarter. VC investment in the Asia-Pacific dipped quarter-over-quarter to $38 billion but remained robust compared to historical norms.
While globally fintech was the most attractive sector of investment, health, biotech, edtech, gaming and food delivery continued to see significant investment activity.
Head of KPMG Private Enterprise in the Americas region, and Partner
KPMG in the U.S.
Head of KPMG Private Enterprise in EMA, and Partner
KPMG in the UK
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