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US Q2 funding and deal activity increased 10% and 3%, respectively, as $29B was raised across 1,409 transactions, according to the latest MoneyTree™ Report from PwC and CB Insights.
US VC funding is on track to reach record levels this year. At the end of Q2, US VC funding is at $55B, well above the mid-point for 2018, which ultimately saw $116B raised – close to the record $120B raised in 2000. The 64 mega-rounds raised this quarter account for nearly half of all funding raised.
Meanwhile, global VC funding remains flat this quarter, with $53B raised across 3,474 deals. North American funding and deal activity pulls firmly ahead of Asia, which saw 21% decline in funding and 1% decline in deal activity. Europe saw a 4% uptick in deal activity while funding remained flat at $8B, compared to Q1’19.
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