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Venture capital deal activity declines in every quarter since Q2 2018

Monday, October 14, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

After a record-breaking Q2 2018, venture capital deal activity has declined in every quarter since.

Q3 2019 saw no respite from this, recording a total of 3,269 deals worth a combined $52bn, according to Preqin Quarterly Update on Venture Capital.

This compares with 4,288 deals for an aggregate $70bn in Q3 2018.

The number of venture capital deals announced declined across most regions, especially in North America (down 16% on last quarter).

Greater China shares responsibility for the slowdown - 1,764 deals were recorded across both regions in Q3 compared to......................

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