Global venture deals and dollars shattered records in 2021. Here are four key trends that are likely to continue through this year.
2021 was the biggest year in the history of private markets, with record highs across startup funding, deals, mega-rounds, unicorns, and more.
But the venture world is facing uncertainty in 2022, as tech stocks drop, interest rates rise, and concerns over inflated valuations spread.
Here are four key trends that will shape startup investing this year:
- Innovation capital touches every sector
- The globalization of private markets
- Unicorn status is no longer enough
- All major US metros are becoming tech hubs