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$329 billion has been invested by venture investors in startups since the beginning of the year

CB Insights published an analytics report on the global venture capital market for 3Q2022.

  • Over the past 3 months, startup funding has slowed down due to the ongoing downturn in the markets. From July to September, private companies around the world raised $74.5 billion, a third less than last quarter.
  • The number of deals QoQ decreased not so significantly: by 10%. At the same time, it is expected that 35.1 thousand transactions will be registered at the end of the year. This is slightly less than in the record last year (35.8 thousand).
  • In total, since the beginning of the year, the volume of venture investments amounted to $329 billion and by the end of the year, according to forecasts, it will reach $439 billion. This is less than last year ($630 billion), but more than in 2020 ($298 billion), 2019 ($258 billion), and 2018 ($292 billion).
  • The number of IPOs and SPACs increased in the 3rd quarter, breaking the downward trend since the beginning of this year. At the same time, the top 10 largest placements were made by Chinese companies.
  • Startups from the USA (49% of all investments), Asia (27%), and Europe (20%) turned out to be the leaders in financing. Canada, Australia, Africa, and Latin America together received about 5% of the funding.
  • Fintech continues to be the #1 industry for VCs, with fintech startups accounting for 17% of total capital raised.
  • In Q3 2022, 25 new unicorn companies appeared globally, bringing the total to 1,192.
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