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Global VC market moves at incredible pace as VC investment hits $126.6bn in Q1'21 shattering Q4'20 record of $98.2bn

Friday, April 23, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Quarterly VC investment flew past the $100 billion mark for the first time, reaching $126.9 billion globally across 6,508 deals during Q1'21, up from the previous record of $98.2 billion across 7,329 deals achieved in Q4'20.

A KPMG report revealed that Q1'21 saw the global VC market move at an incredible pace, with record levels of investment in Europe, the US, and the Americas fueling a significant surge in total global VC funding.

The Americas saw a record $74.4 billion in investment across 3,310 deals in Q1'21 - up from $47.6 billion across 3,399 deals in Q4'20. The US accounted for $69 billion of this total (3,042 deals) - up from $45.0 billion in Q4'20, according to the Q1'21 edition of Venture Pulse - a quarterly report published by KPMG Private Enterprise.

VC investment in Europe reached a new record of $21 billion across 1,430 deals in Q1'21, up from the previous high of $15.8 billion across 1,937 deals in Q4'20.

Asia-Pacific region saw $31 billion in investment across 1,615 deals in Q1'21 - a robust amount compared to historical norms, despite a drop from $34.5 billion across 1,840 deals in Q4'20.

A record nine $1 billion+ mega-deals help drive the surge

A record nine $1 billion+ mega-deals by companies located in the US, Asia, and Europe helped drive the surge, contributing over $16 billion to the quarterly global investment total - including a $3.4 billion raised ......................

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