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Source: Venture Pulse, Q1'16, Global Analysis of Venture Funding, KPMG International and CB Insights (data provided by CB Insights) April 13th, 2016.
Q1'15 Q2'15 Q3'15 Q4'15 Q1'16
North America Asia Europe
$100M+ MEGA-ROUNDS TO VC-BACKED COMPANIES
HAVE FALLEN BACK TO EARTH
The scramble to find the next Unicorn saw investors open their checkbooks for mega-rounds throughout
most of 2015. However, these $100M+ equity financings remain depressed after falling off a cliff in Q4’15,
with all major markets trending flat at best. Q1’16 saw $8.7B invested across 37 such deals, compared to
$11.5B over 40 deals last quarter.
$100M+ Financings to VC-Backed Companies
North America vs. Asia vs. Europe, Q1’15 – Q1’16
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