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Venture Data Report: Q1 2020

We’ve witnessed great highs and deep lows over the first three months of 2020. Since January 1st, we have recorded our highest number of deals ever per quarter and a worldwide pandemic shock that halted markets worldwide. It’s easy to get bogged down and absorbed by coronavirus news every breathing second of the day. In this overarching report, we look at the paths and trends that we are currently riding in the world of venture deals. Note: This is data collected from the Pro Rata Newsletter. For Starters January starts the turn of the decade for us, and the startup investment ecosystem was off to a hot start. Posting a whopping $10,515,700,000 in total deals, January accumulated the most invested money by month since November 2019 ($11,058,800,000). With momentum swinging…

March 2020 Venture Data Report

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” — Sun Tzu The landscape of founders, investors, VCs, consumer activity, and the world as a whole has been altered and jolted in unprecedented ways. March has a lot to unfold and it’s easy to get caught up focusing solely on the COVID-19 pandemic, but our effort to help give founders a better chance of success has always been, and will always be, the focal point. For Starters We knew March would see some backpedaling from all sorts of founder and investor activity. Despite this, we have recorded 223 deals combining for a total of $9,562,800,000. The collected funds in March are even larger than last month’s funding total ($9,284,460,000) despite recording roughly 30 less deals. These are funding merely announcements…

February 2020 Venture Data Report

We head into February with many deals, large investments and high hopes. How we leave February certainly holds a different, untold story. While closing the door on our January report, we continued to see an increased activity in the startup investment world. Below, we provide overview to give some thoughts and facts on the events within last month. Spanning hundreds of different markets, we use our pooled February data to look into a quick overview. With global coverage of investments, we look to give founders and investors an additional resource over the current state and future trends. For Starters Jumping into February, we recorded 254 deals combining for a total of $9,284,460,000. Looking back, the total of 254 deals stands as the most amount of deals we have recorded (since tracking individual investment…

January 2020 Venture Data Report

The information below is an accumulation of data generated from various newsletters, websites, blogs and other sources across the globe for the month of January. Our goal is to provide you with a broad perspective and unique insights on the macro startup ecosystem. This report covers all of our recorded global transactions in various venture markets, not just limited to the United States. Finally, we aim to display and signify this information to help startups and founders gain new insight on the VC ecosystem that surrounds them. Overview In the first month of 2020, we have recorded 245 deals, spanning 19 days. January holds the highest number of deals we have recorded since September 2019 (252 deals). In total, there was roughly $10,515,700,000 raised by founders and startups.   Global…

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