Venture Capital firms have become more ubiquitous the past few years in financial circles. Particularly from the fintech industry, whereby challenger startup companies make the news through their seed funding round figures, backed by some of the world’s largest VC companies.
The past ten years since the financial crisis has seen a fairly large boom in the VC market. Much of the attention can be seen coming from the United States, which dominates globally in terms of investment deals, with finances being shared amongst upcoming businesses of all kinds. In the Bay Area where some of the world’s most well-known tech companies are founded, venture capital funding is rife, and software has become the most sought-after area for investment. That’s not to say that Europe, APAC and Africa aren’t building out their own VC ecosystems however, with record numbers of investments being made around the globe.
To get a more holistic understanding of the venture capital world, here are some of the most pertinent facts and figures touching upon the main talking points of the past few years to present.
18. Following two demographic studies of founders in startups, businesses with women of colour CEOs receive less than 1% of all VC funding each year. – DigitalUndivided/ProjectDiane:Latinx studies Click To Tweet
Companies and industries
39. The software sector led the way in deals, with over 3,700 in 2018, and pharma and biotech was second with 720. The software sector saw a record level of capital in 2018 at $46.8 billion. – Nexitventures Click To Tweet
40. This trend has decelerated slightly in 2019, with around 30% of total US VC deals going to software companies. I claimed more than a third of total value the year prior. - Nexitventures Click To Tweet
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