Caution defined the VC market globally during Q1’16. With numerous factors fostering uncertainty in the market and an ongoing skepticism of high valuations, VC activity pulled back even further following a late Q4 drop off in 2015. While disconcerting to the VC community, the decline in VC activity is likely to be a short-term trend given the amount of liquidity in the market around the globe. In fact, in the US, Q1’16 was one of the highest quarters for raising VC capital since the dot-com boom of 2000. These funds will likely be deployed over the coming quarters as VC investors renew their focus on finding disruptive or innovative companies in which to invest.
The following infographics provide a global and regional overview of the key developments uncovered from the Q1‘16 Venture Pulse Report created by KPMG Enterprise and CB Insights.
Quarterly global report on VC trends published by KPMG Enterprise.