Mon, Sep 20, 2021
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Early-stage funding rounds accounted for 70.8% of global VC funding deal volume in Q4 2020

Friday, February 05, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Early-stage funding rounds (comprising Seed and Series A funding rounds) continued to dominate the global VC funding landscape in terms of deal volume during the quarter, as venture capital (VC) investors continued to show confidence in promising start-ups in Q4, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to GlobalData, in total, 1,050 Seed and 939 Series A funding rounds were announced during Q4 2020, which collectively accounted for 70.8% of the total deal volume.

In contrast, other funding rounds such as growth/expansion/late-stage funding rounds (comprising Series B, Series C, Series D, Series E, Series F, Series G, Series H, and Series J funding rounds) collectively accounted for less than one-third of the total deal volume, the report said.

The total number of deals with disclosed funding rounds announced during the last quarter of 2020 stood at 2,809 while the growth in a deal volume kept fluctuating during the three months of the quarter.

Deals count decreased by 12.8% from 1,017 in October to 887 in November before increasing by 2% to 905 in December. Despite the fluctuating trend, the share of early-stage funding rounds remained around 70% during all three months in Q4 2020.

Aurojyoti Bose, the Lead Analyst at GlobalData, said: "Despite volatile market conditions, promising start-ups have been able to attract early-stage funding rounds. This is also a positive indicator for start-up ecosystem as investors are still seeing......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. SPACs: The fall of the SPAC market has digital media companies in disagreement about best path forward, Cannae Holdings: SPAC bloodbath provides a good entry point, British car startup Cazoo raises $1bn from SPAC merger, Europe's incoming SPAC boom will create a demand for talent[more]

    The fall of the SPAC market has digital media companies in disagreement about best path forward From CNBC: The digital media industry has reached a strategic crossroads. Earlier this year, special purpose acquisition vehicles (SPACs) appeared to be the long-awaited savior of digital me

  2. Property: Real estate's new moneymaker is not design-driven, it's alternative, Two Sigma building quant tools to hunt real estate bargains[more]

    Real estate's new moneymaker is not design-driven, it's alternative From Forbes: There has been a recent shift of attention in the real estate market as to the types of investments which make the strongest returns. In the past, it's always been a combination of good design, prim

  3. PE/VC: Private equity GPs, LPs alike working on diversity and inclusion, Chinese regulator vows to crack down on private equity, venture capital funds, The VC playbook for portfolio companies: learning from the Covid-19 crisis[more]

    Private equity GPs, LPs alike working on diversity and inclusion From PIonline.com: Private equity general partners and limited partners are doing more to increase diversity in private markets, according to a report released Tuesday by the Institutional Limited Partners Association.

  4. PE/VC: Private equity continues to lead fund closings, Venture capital firms are fighting to throw money at cleantech[more]

    Private equity continues to lead fund closings From PIonline.com: Among private fund closings, private equity funds have led the pack starting in 2011, based on data collected by Pensions & Investments. During those years, private equity's share has ranged from 56% to 72% of the total

  5. PE/VC: Climate tech is hot, but VCs can't forget about water, Five top trusts to tap into the private equity boom[more]

    Climate tech is hot, but VCs can't forget about water From Crunch Base: "It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, oceans, and land." These fiery words come from the latest landmark U.N. report detailing intensifying, universal climate change impacts. They cover