PwC and CB Insights' Q2 2018 MoneyTree report highlights the latest trends in venture capital funding globally.
US HITS RECORDS FOR DEALS, DOLLARS, AND MEGA-ROUNDS
Dollars were up 2% in Q2’18 as a record $23B was invested across 1,416 deals. 45 mega-rounds of $100M or more contributed to the strong quarterly funding total.
ASIA FUNDING CONTINUES TO RISE, WITH 10% INCREASE FROM Q1’18
Total quarterly funding to Asia-based companies increased 10% in Q2’18 as $21.2B was invested across 1,300 deals.
SILICON VALLEY DECREASED IN DEAL ACTIVITY
Silicon Valley deal activity declined to 166 deals in Q2’18, down from 170 in Q1. Total funding increased slightly to $3.9B. While San Francisco deals increased to 271, up from 260 in Q1.