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Preqin and First Republic Update: US Venture Capital in H1 2019

So far in 2019, venture capital investment in US-based companies is looking strong. Although fewer deals were completed in H1 2019 in comparison to H1 2018, the total value of these transactions was up 17%.

The full-year fundraising forecast is equally positive, with nearly 200 US-based venture capital funds closing in the first half of this year. What’s more, over 8x as many funds are currently on the road compared with this point in 2011.

Off the back of a record year for micro venture capital, growth in the space continues: the number of funds closed and aggregate capital raised in the first half of 2019 has exceeded the annual totals for the period 2009-2012.

Produced in partnership with First Republic Bank, this report looks at how the US venture capital industry has fared in H1 2019, presenting the latest data from Preqin Pro on deals & exits, fundraising, performance, investors and more. We also look at how women-owned firms are gathering momentum (although in the micro space, progress is notably slower), how foundations are starting to drop off, and how distributions are on course for an increase.

All the data in this report is also available to download in Excel format.

  • 13/08/2019
  • PE
  • VC

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