pace Early data show that startups are slow to raise more than $ 100 million in rounds.
Looking at the past period, which dates back a year, TechCrunch’s analysis Pitch book The data show that the second quarter of 2022 is moving faster than the so-called megaround first quarter aggregates.And the data from Crunchbase It shows a similar decrease.
Late-stage private market investment has slowed, given that in the first quarter of 2022 there were fewer $ 100 million worth of rounds, or more than both in the last two quarters of 2021.
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It’s not a shock to see fewer large venture capital rounds.Indeed, we expected it Reductions seen in software evaluation More generally, and the fact that the risk environment for trading in the private market has become more conservative in recent months. Large public market selling, coupled with geopolitical instability and inflation concerns, will do that.
It’s still a good time to raise a huge round
What makes it difficult to get a changing venture capital market is the fact that we are below record highs. Therefore, the data show that there were 100 to 132 venture rounds worth more than $ 100 million so far in the second quarter of 2022 (PitchBook and Crunchbase data, respectively), but compared to the past. It must be understood that a lot of money is still flowing today, even if the numbers represent a short-term decline.
Looking back, it seems clear that 2021 will prove the highest standards of venture capital activity for some time. There are few signs that 2022 will be able to beat last year’s tally, and anyone betting that 2023 will be lit up straight is betting on general wisdom.