Venture Pulse Q2 2017

Venture capital investment in the U.S. rose for the second straight quarter, injecting a strong dose of positivity into the market.

Highlights from the Venture Pulse Q2 2017 report

  • While VC activity remained low during the quarter, a significant number of mega-deals boosted investment substantially, with the top 10 deals in the country all at or above $300 million in value.

  • U.S. Initial Public Offering (IPO) activity continued to make a turnaround during the quarter, with a number of technology companies achieving successful exits.

  • This quarter saw the birth of 16 new unicorn companies globally—the highest level experienced since Q2’15.

 Read the latest report: Venture Pulse Q2 2017

For more information about venture capital industry trends, visit KPMG's Venture Capital practice

KPMG’s Venture Capital (VC) practice offers a range of audit, tax and advisory services tailored to help venture-backed companies navigate each stage of development—from idea through exit. We use our knowledge of the VC ecosystem to help entrepreneurial ventures simplify the complex challenges of creating the technologies of tomorrow in highly competitive industries, while also meeting diverse regulatory, compliance, and financial reporting requirements. Our VC clients collaborate with a global network of KPMG professionals who understand the marketplace challenges facing start-ups and growth companies. Our passion and mindset matches the companies we serve: entrepreneurial, hands-on, proactive, visionary, and dedicated.


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