CrunchBase: VC Deal Volume in 2019 Doesn’t Quite Match 2018

The decade showed a lot of growth in VC deals.

CrunchBase says that between 2010 and 2019, roughly $1.5 trillion spilled into VC deals.

The bulk of that figure came from an acceleration of deal-making over the last few years, the report says. The report states that deals came in at $322 billion in 2018, with a huge uptick in late-stage investment. CrunchBase expects that 2019 VC deal-making will total $294.8 billion, which would be the second-largest figure on record.

For the fourth quarter, CrunchBase projects that total VC investments totaled $80.74 billion. Though that figure tops Q3 2019, it still lags the all-time highs from 2018.

CrunchBase on VC Deals

The CrunchBase report says that 2019 saw a record number of VC deals around the globe. The report also projects that there were 8,183 venture rounds completed in Q4 2019. That figure was off just slightly from the record reported in Q3.

Around the globe, a downturn in Chinese startup fundraising continued into the third quarter. That said, Latin American and Europe offset a lot of that decline. North American, meanwhile, maintained its dominance in terms of deal flow and volume. In Q4, 39% of deal volume occurred in North America, the lowest percentage since Q2 2018.

Finally, the top VC investors in early and late-stage rounds included Tiger Global Management (54 deals), Tencent Holdings (53), Accel (41), Insight Partners (40), and Andreessen Horowitz (36). For more insight into 2019 VC deals, check out CrunchBase’s report here.

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