VENTURE CAPITAL - STATISTICS & FACTS
“Nobody wants to miss out on the tremendous venture capital money train of the twenty-first century.”
The phrase "venture capital" refers to the financial resources offered by investors to start-ups and small enterprises with long-term development potential. It has become a vital source of funding for businesses, which often struggle to finance their needs via risk-averse institutions.
GLOBAL VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT MARKET TRENDS IN 2022
In the first three months of 2022, global funding has fallen 19% to $144 billion since last quarter, as per new data from CB Insights. It isn't all terrible news: those figures are still high, and early and mid-stage estimates are increasing.
At the moment, the VC industry is expanding due to an increase in the number of entrepreneurs, as well as increased investments from mutual funds and banking institutions. Aside from that, increasing investment activity in several industry verticals, including healthcare, biotechnology, agriculture, and media and entertainment, are bolstering VC market growth. In addition, venture capitalists are using algorithms and machine learning (MI) to find start-ups with greater growth potential to make better investment selections.
A RECORD FIGURE WAS ACHIEVED IN TERMS OF VC-BACKED IPOS IN THE U.S.
Worldwide, the size of venture capital deals has risen at all three stages: angel/seed, early, and late. The first round of funding, known as seed capital, is used to cover early operational expenditures and is often provided by the founders' assets. Start-ups may also be sponsored by angel investors, who are rich people who contribute small sums of money at an early stage. For instance, alone in the U.S., over 30 billion U.S. dollars were generated by IPOs from venture capital-backed companies in 2020.
RECORD EXIT VALUE POINTS TO THE RISE OF IPOS
In the last 12 months, there has been a series of exits that, in almost any other year, would have been among the highest in venture history by absolute numbers, even when inflation is included in. So the healthy exit market is keeping the celebration going, with the IPO sector providing a large portion of the joyous outcomes. That has turned out to be simply a warm-up for an even better year in the first three months of 2022.
WRAPPING IT UP
"The market is expanding, and tech is becoming an increasingly important aspect of daily life. So it's logical there should be more capital for it."
In summary, it seems like this year is shaping up to be an exceptionally successful year for venture capital on practically every front. In a market that continues to provide high returns on investment, venture capital companies are increasing their network of limited partners as a broader range of newbies to the asset class tries to surf with the tech giants.