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High-value VC investments in Q2 2021: the US and China account for more than 60%

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

The US and China remained the preferred destinations for venture capital (VC) investors globally in Q2 2021, said a study.

According to GlobalData study, the US and China collectively accounted for 66.2% and 61.8% of high-value VC investment deals volume and value during Q2.

"Both nations attracted a significant amount of high-value VC investment deals (worth more than US$100m) both in terms of volume and value during the quarter," revealed the study.

The US accounted for 54.3% and 49.5% of high-value VC investments deal volume and value during Q2, followed by China's corresponding shares which stood at 12% and 12.4%, respectively.

India occupied the third position in terms of high-value VC investment deals volume, followed by Germany, the UK, Canada, France, Singapore, Sweden, and Brazil.

Of the top ten countries by high-value VC investment deals volume, two were headquartered in North America, four in Europe, three in Asia-Pacific and one in the South and Central American region.

Aurojyoti Bose, the Lead Analyst at GlobalData, said: "The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted VC investors to look at companies in areas with enhanced relevance. The US has several start-ups working in such areas, with China also eyeing up this space."

"The US outpaced its peers by a great margin, with the country's VC funding activity far ahead compared to other regions. It was the only country to showcase triple-digit high-value VC investment......................

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