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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 Q3 2018 report

  • Global venture capital (VC) investment reached a new annual investment high this quarter —confirming 2018 as a massive year for the VC market globally with three months of investment still to go.

  • More than 20 unicorn companies globally have issued IPOs already in 2018 —far exceeding totals over the past two years.

  • U.S. venture capital boom continues, reaching $27.9 billion raised by VC-backed companies across 1,937 deals.

  • Total U.S. venture capital investment reaches $84 billion (YTD) –exceeding 2017 annual totals in Q3.

  • Following on a trend that has stretched for 12 months, VC investors in the U.S. continued to focus on late-stage deals during Q3’18.

  • In Q3’18, some of the high profile U.S. VC-backed IPOs included event ticketing firm Eventbrite —whose stock price rose 59% on the first day of trading, Survey Monkey —whose stock price rose 42% in its first day of trading, and high-end connected speaker manufacturer Sonos.

Learn more about Q3 venture investment activity in the latest Venture Pulse report.

>> Download the full report: Venture Pulse Q3 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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