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Venture Pulse: Q2’17 Global analysis of venture funding

Venture Pulse: Q2’17

Quarterly global report on VC trends published by KPMG Enterprise.


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Venture Pulse: Q2’17 Global analysis of venture funding

Quarterly global report on VC trends published by KPMG Enterprise

Worldwide VC investment volume slid again by just over 7% between Q1 and Q2 2017. However, thanks to a surge of mega-rounds, the quarter-over-quarter increase in total venture capital invested was a staggering 55.3%. US Initial Public Offering (IPO) activity continued to make a turnaround during the quarter, with a number of technology companies achieving successful exits. In tandem with solid merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, this renewal is a positive sign for the market.

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

  • The pickup in megadeals activity across the globe
  • The ongoing decline in deals activity, specifically at the seed and early stage deal levels
  • The drivers behind advancements in autotech
  • The growing focus on business to business (B2B) opportunities.

A Canadian perspective included in the Q2’17 report:

Canada seems poised to have a strong, but more subdued 2017 from a VC perspective.

VC investors are taking longer through the due diligence process and focusing on finding a smaller number of bigger investments. As due diligence timelines lengthen, we are likely to see a roller coaster effect in Canadian VC investment, where larger deals boost investment totals in a given quarter, followed by a quarter or two of relative calm.

Download the report above for full details.

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