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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 released on a quarterly basis and covers a range of 
issues such as financing and deal sizes, unicorns, industry highlights and
corporate investment. The report also leverages insights from KPMG Enterprise Innovative Startups network members.

Highlights from the Venture Pulse Q2 2017 report

  • VC investment in the U.S. rose for the second straight quarter, injecting a strong dose of positivity into the market. While VC activity remained low during the quarter, a significant number of mega-deals boosted investment substantially, with the top 10 deals in the country all at or above $300 million in value.

  • U.S. Initial Public Offering (IPO) activity continued to make a turnaround during the quarter, with a number of technology companies achieving successful exits.

  • This quarter saw the birth of 16 new unicorn companies globally—the highest level experienced since Q2’15.

>> Read the latest report: Venture Pulse Q2 2017

Previous Venture Pulse reports:

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

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