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VC fundraising skyrockets as investments drops in Q4

Posted: 29 Jan 2016 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Dow Jones Venture Source? investment? venture capital? IPO?

Dow Jones Venture Source has recently published its report describing the status of venture capital funding and investment in 4Q15. Fundraising increased significantly while the number of funds remained even. However, investments in U.S.-based companies declined, noted the market analyst.

Venture fundraising increased 72 per cent from the previous quarter, as 72 U.S. funds raised $8.15 billion. Tiger Global Private Investment Partners accounted for 31 per cent of fundraising at $2.5 billion; the average U.S. fund size was $125 million in 2015.

Investments in U.S.-based companies decreased 11 per cent at the end of the year to $17 billion; the number of deals decreased four per cent from the previous quarter to 902. Compared to the same period in 2014, both amount invested and number of deals went down, seven per cent and 10 per cent, respectively.

VC fundraising

VC fundraising (Source: Dow Jones Venture Source)

Consumer services accumulated $5.2 billion through 155 deals, a two per cent increase in funds raised and a 20 per cent decrease in the number of deals from 3Q15. Ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft topped the fundraising list with $2.1 billion and $1 billion in funding, respectively., a fantasy football sports platform, raised the third most money with $350 million in investments.

Deals and fundraising by category

Deals and fundraising by category (Source: Dow Jones Venture Source)

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