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2019 global venture capital investment driven by the US and Europe

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19/03/2020

After a record year for global venture capital investment of $299bn in 2018, last year saw a fall of 9% to $274bn. This was driven by reduced investment across Asia, which witnessed a 38% decline, and Canada, where deal volumes fell 25%. Europe and the US remained more buoyant with increases of 33% and 8%, respectively. Despite the year-on-year fall, the global venture capital market in 2019 was four times bigger than in 2010.

The average venture capital deal size increased in 2019 to $8.4m, which is 81% higher than the average of the previous ten years. In addition, the portion of venture capital investment allocated to early stage startups hit a record low of 38% last year as investors chose to put money into larger, more established companies.

Read our full report to find out more about 2019 global venture capital investment or read our full press release here.