CB Insights' report on the state of the venture capital market in 2022

19 July, 2022


Last quarter, global venture capital funding raised $108.5 billion in 7,651 deals, the biggest quarterly drop in a decade:

— Mega-Rounds (+$100 million) accounted for $50.5 billion in funding, down 31% from the previous quarter.

— M&A deals fell for the first time in 8 quarters to 2502, the lowest in 6 quarters. IPOs and SPACs were down 15% and 26% respectively.

— For the first time since Q4 2020, fintech start-ups accounted for less than a 5th of all funding.

— In Europe, funding is down 13% compared to Q1 2022.

— Tiger Global Management became the biggest investor for the third consecutive time in Q2 2022, investing in 86 companies. However, this is down from 120 in Q1 2022. 

—  Unicorns' global emergence slowed to 85, bringing the total to 1,170.

— The entire 329-page report can be studied at the link: 

Sources: CBINSIGHTSElena Volotovskaya

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