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US MoneyTree Reporting: Q4 2020

2020 investments reach a new annual record despite the pandemic. 318 mega-rounds worth $100M or more completed in the year. Global deal activity falls, while funding rises.

US-based, VC-backed companies raise nearly $130B this year, up 14% year-over-year (YoY) from 2019. Mega-rounds drive the funding gains, with 318 rounds worth $100M or more taking place in 2020, setting a record.

147 US-based, VC-backed tech companies exit in IPOs this year, up sharply from the 90 IPO exits that took place in 2019. M&A exits decline to 653 in 2020 from 679 in 2019.

At the end of 2020, there are a record number of unicorn companies in the US: As of EoY 2020, there are 225 US-based, VC-backed private companies valued at $1B+, with a record 28 companies reaching unicorn status in Q4’20 alone.

North America, Asia, and Europe see combined funding of $259B: Global VC funding rises 15% YoY in 2020 to over $259B. Deals decline 7% in Asia, 9% in North America, and 6% in Europe. Asia sees the largest annual increase in funding, rising 28% YoY.

Miami Metro is a bright spot with a 685% QoQ increase in investments in Q4’20: Other Metros with a significant uptick in quarterly funding include Atlanta (+111%), San Diego (+298%), and Denver (+263%).

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The PwC MoneyTree website is home to the PwC/CB Insights quarterly MoneyTree Report. It contains historical trend data (beginning in 1995), updates on the Venture Capital and high-growth startups ecosystem and relevant insights from PwC’s emerging company services and venture capital tax, audit and advisory professionals. The PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report is the definitive source of information on venture capital investments in emerging companies. This study is a staple of the financial community, entrepreneurs, government policymakers and the business press worldwide.

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