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13,204 VC funding deals provide $354.5bn to US-based start-ups in 2021

Monday, January 24, 2022

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

US-based startups raised the highest amount of venture capital (VC) funding in 2021 globally as 13,204 VC funding deals were announced in the US during 2021, while the disclosed funding value of these deals stood at $354.5 billion.

An analysis of GlobalData's Financial Deals Database reveals that the value of VC funding more than doubled in 2021, compared to the previous year, seeing a year-on-year (YoY) jump of 164.7%. Meanwhile, the deal volume also increased by 44.8%.

However, the VC funding landscape in the US had its share of ups and downs, when analyzing month-on-month. For example, December 2021 witnessed the decline in VC funding deal volume as well as value, when compared to November 2021.

"2021 has been a great year for US investment. Investor sentiments appear to have taken a dent in recent months, which could be attributed to the Omicron variant. However, going by historical trends, long-term prospects for the US VC funding landscape look bright," said Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData.

After suffering a setback in 2020, investors placed big bets in 2021. A total of 26 billion-dollar deals (valued more than or equal to $1 billion) were announced in the US during 2021, the highest worldwide.

Notable big-ticket VC funding deals in 2021 include $2.4 billion funding raised by Robinhood Financial in February, $2 billion funding raised by GM Cruise Holdings in January, $1.8 billion raised by Commonwealth Fusion Sys......................

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