Venture Capital Investment Hits Record $34bn In Q2 2015

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Venture Capital Investment Hits Record $34bn In Q2 2015

Venture Capital Investment Climbs To $34bn In Q2 2015 by Preqin

The amount of capital invested in entrepreneurial companies globally by the venture capital industry hit a record $34bn in Q2, up from $29bn in the first quarter of 2015.

The venture capital industry has had a very strong start to 2015. Not only is the fundraising market buoyant, but venture capital fund managers have invested a record $63.0bn over the first six months of the year. This is 48% more than the amount of capital invested through the first half of 2014, and 145% more than the amount of capital invested in Q1 and Q2 2013. Yet the number of investments taking place is down significantly. A total of 1,876 venture capital deals took place globally in Q2 2015, down from 1,913 in the first quarter (a total of 3,789 in H1). This compares to a total of 4,648 deals in H1 2014, or 18% fewer deals.

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