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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 analyzing key trends, opportunities, and challenges facing the venture capital market globally and 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 2017 report

  • While the number of venture capital (VC) deals globally continued to decline, the total amount of VC investment remained strong quarter over quarter. The top ten deals globally accounted for almost one-third of total VC funding, highlighting the pivotal role of large deals in the ongoing health of the VC market.

  • The VC market remained strong in the U.S. during Q3’17, despite an ongoing decline in the total number of deals. While VC investment was down slightly next to Q2’17, the total was up significantly compared to Q3’16. Annual VC investment in the U.S. is on pace to match or exceed last year’s total, although the final amount is likely to fall shy of 2015’s peak.

  • Healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and biotech attracted significant funding in Q3’17, with related companies accounting for half of the largest VC deals in the U.S.

  • To date, the IPO market in the U.S. has been stronger in 2017 relative to 2016. However, activity in Q3’17 remained well below investor expectations. Despite the perceived weakness in the market, the average return on IPOs so far in 2017 has been fairly positive.

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

>> Download the latest report: Venture Pulse Q3 2017


Previous Venture Pulse reports:

For reports prior to Q4 2016, contact the Venture Capital practice.

The Pulse Series

Venture Pulse and The Pulse of Fintech

The quarterly 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. Each quarter we share the latest valuations, financing, deal sizes, mergers & acquisitions, exits, corporate investment, and industry trends.

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