What The Current US Venture Industry Looks Like In 24 Charts

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What The Current US Venture Industry Looks Like In 24 Charts

The US venture market was a bit unsettled heading into 2017. Dealmaking last year was a bit frosty compared to 2014 and 2015, when capital seemed easy to come by. To be fair, there were many unknowns: Would the new president’s policies have a major impact on investment? How would the public markets embrace unicorns and other highly valued startups? What would fundraising look like following two record years?

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The early indication is that 2017 will be a healthy year for VC, and the recently published 1Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor report lays out all the current trends in the US venture market to help explain how the industry is moving. Here’s a recap of the top 24 charts from the report:

Venture Industry – Deals

Activity and deal value have started the year off slow

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US Venture Industry

Median deal size has stayed at heightened levels at every stage

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Angel & seed deals have seen the deepest drop

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Early-stage deal value has come to somewhat of a plateau

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The late stage has seen an increase in deals the past two quarters

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Software received 37% of the deal flow in 1Q

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First financing activity has fallen for seventh consecutive quarters

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Corporate VC participation has stayed relatively strong

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Growth equity deals have declined in count and value during recent quarters

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More than 50% of 1Q deal value was in West Coast-headquartered companies

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EXITS

Large exits by Snap ($3.4B) and AppDynamics ($3.7B) account for much of 1Q value

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FUNDRAISING

Fundraising on pace to surpass $30 billion for the fourth straight year

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For a full breakdown of the US venture industry, download your free copy of the 1Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor.

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