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After the first quarter of 2021, YTD funding is nearly half of total funding in 2020, setting a strong pace for the rest of the year. Deal activity increases to 1,736 deals, up 14% YoY and 5% compared to Q4’20.
The number of quarterly mega-rounds hits a new high as 185 US-based companies raise rounds of $100M+ in Q1’21, versus 102 mega-rounds in Q4’20. Mega-round investments also set a new quarterly record at $42B in Q1’21. Mega-round deal share accounts for nearly two-thirds of total funding in Q1’21 at 65%.
While deal activity for seed-stage rounds is down in Q1’21 compared to Q4’20, deal activity for Series A and later rounds all show quarterly increases in Q1’21.
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