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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.
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Q1'15 Q2'15 Q3'15 Q4'15 Q1'16
Asia Europe North America Other
NEW UNICORNS RARE ACROSS ALL MAJOR REGIONS
Across regions, Europe saw a slight uptick with one new Unicorn, but this was not nearly enough to offset
the dearth of new Unicorns in North America and Asia. North America, in particular, saw just one new VC-
backed Unicorn for the quarter, a precipitous drop from the 17 it had in Q3’15.
VC-Backed New Unicorn Companies by Continent
North America vs. Europe vs. Asia vs. Other, Q1’15 – Q1’16
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