Even though startups saw a decline in investment compared to the previous year, venture firms were able to raise significant sums of funding in 2022. According to James Ephrati of Lightspeed Venture Partners, there is up to $1.3 trillion in “dry powder” available globally for private equity and $580 billion for venture capital.
The interesting thing about this year’s chart is that 81% of the companies use .com extension domain names, a nearly 20% increase over last year. (405 out of 500 companies operate on .com). This indicates that .com is not only here to stay but is also growing in popularity, despite The Plot to Kill the .Com.
The venture capital market had a rough September, and the trend of declining financing is expected to continue. As the third quarter of the year progressed, venture and growth investors in private firms drastically reduced their investment pace.
Overview Investors’ focus continues to move from late-stage to early-stage companies in July. According to Crunchbase data, funding in July 2022 was close to $28 billion, down 34% from $42 billion in June. Furthermore, funding has decreased by 56% from $63 billion in July 2021 and has been the lowest funding month since November 2020. […]
Crunchbase data shows that global venture funding in May 2022 totaled $39 billion, the first time it fell below $40 billion in almost a year. Overall, VC financing plummeted 14% month over month in May from $45 billion in April. For comparison, it was $49 billion last May, 20% up from the current figures. The […]
The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has sent shockwaves throughout the globe and worsened the financial market slowdown seen in the first quarter of this year. The aftermath of the conflict has affected major economies’ efforts to recover from the pandemic, resulting in a $47 billion total invested in private companies in April 2022 – […]
March marks the end of the first quarter of 2022. Crunchbase data shows that the period saw a 13% drop in venture dollar volume from $184 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021. It still has a 7% increase over the first quarter of 2021. In Q1, seed funding was the only funding stage that […]
Overview The consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, record inflation, and market turbulence have led global venture capital financing to decline by $10 billion to $52 billion in February 2022, Crunchbase data shows. Yet, it shows a 24% increase compared to last year’s same month ($42 billion). Forty-seven new unicorn firms joined The Crunchbase […]
Overview Worldwide financing to private startups reached $61 billion last month, the fourth month in a row over $60 billion, according to Crunchbase data. $3 billion was invested at the seed stage, $18 billion in the early stage, and a little over $40 billion in the later and technology-growth stages. Forty-five new companies joined the […]