According to CB Insights’ latest State of Venture Report, global startup financing in Q2’21 reached $156.2 billion, a 157% year-over-year increase and a record quarter high.  U.S. startup funding accounted for the largest portion of the global quarter total, raising $70.4 billion, followed by Asia raising $42.2 billion.  Meanwhile, funding to China-based companies continued

Global funding for companies in the automotive and mobility sectors fell to $27.6 billion in 2020, a 5% decrease year-over-year, with 522 deals completed according to CB Insights’ recent report and webinar on the State of Mobility. While the first half of 2020 was particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the second half of

Global venture-backed fintech funding reached almost $23 billion in the first quarter of 2021, a 110% quarter-over-quarter increase, according to CB Insights’ latest report and webinar, The State of Fintech.  Accounting for the increased investment in fintech companies were 57 mega rounds, or financings, that raised over $100 million.  Overall, there were 614 fintech

CB Insights summarized 2020 corporate venture capital (“CVC”) financing trends in 2020 in its recent report. Globally, CVC-led deals raised over $73.1 billion in 2020 in 3,359 transactions. While global deal levels declined by 1.7%, CVC-backed funding rose by 24% year-over-year.  CVC-backed funding increased by 24% year-over-year in the United States.  The number of

In a new paper, Alternative Venture Capital: The New Unicorn Investors, professor Anat Alon-Beck explores the rise of alternative venture capital (AVC) investors and the ways in which these investors are affecting unicorn companies.  The paper cautions that that many of the calls being made by industry groups, such as the Institute for Portfolio

CBInsights recently hosted a webcast, The State of Healthcare Q2 2020. Capital raising by companies in the global healthcare sector yielded a historic high of $18.1 billion in the second quarter of 2020, and deal volume rose 6% quarter-over-quarter. Total funding was boosted by six mega-rounds, or capital raises over $100 million, in the regenerative

Funding in the fintech sector increased 17% quarter-over-quarter, after two quarters of declines, to $9.3 billion according to CB Insights’ recent State of Fintech report. Despite the funding increase, the number of deals continued to decline globally, continuing the decline since the fourth quarter of 2019. In the second quarter of 2020, 397 global venture-backed

PIPE transactions were created to be an effective capital raising approach for public companies when there were few, if any, other satisfactory financing alternatives. While there are now a number of other confidentially marketed securities offering methodologies, for the reasons discussed in this article, PIPE transactions may be the most efficient or only alternative for

The first quarter 2020 PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report for the first quarter of 2020 provides insights on the level of venture funding.

US venture capital deal activity has declined for three straight quarters, with 1,533 deals raising $28.6 billion, 1,399 deals raising $23.3 billion, and 1,271 deals raising $26.4 billion raised, respectively, in each of