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2019-09-12 69 ENGLISH REPORTS
At the 2019 halfway point, US VC funding shows no signs of slowing: At the end of Q2, US VC funding was at $55B, well above the mid-point for 2018 ($48B), which ultimately saw a near-record $116B raised (compared to the record $120B in 2000). $100M mega-rounds drive funding higher: Driving the trend toward bigger deals, US companies raised a record quarterly number of $100M+ VC rounds in Q2, with 64 mega-rounds accounting for nearly half of all funding raised. Seed rounds fluctuate to lowest activity in six years: After rebounding last quarter, Seed activity dropped below levels last seen in Q1’14. US produces 19 new unicorns: 19 US VC-backed companies saw their valuations rise to $1B+, nearing the record set in Q4’18 of 22 new unicorns. Q2 2019 funding across North America, Asia, and Europe remains relatively flat. North America, Asia, and Europe combined funding hits $53B: Total annual VC funding decreased by 2% from Q1 2019 totals. Deal activity increased by 2%, to 3,474 transactions.
Asia deal activity retreats behind North America: While Asia came close to surpassing North America’s deal activity in Q3 2018, the region’s deal activity has since declined by 24% from Q3’18 to Q2’19. San Francisco Bay Area deal activity rebounds: After 3 consecutive quarters of decline, deal activity increased 17% to 438 transactions in Q2 2019. After record quarterly funding of $25B in Q3 2018, dollar funding has since stabilized to $13B. New York Metro sees slight decline in deal and dollar funding activity: After deal activity rebounded by 29% in Q1 2019, it declined by 8% in Q2 2019 to 212 transactions. Similarly, dollar funding declined by 9% in Q2 2019.
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