Venture Pulse Q4 2017

In 2017, venture capital investment in the United States soared past the $83 billion mark.

Highlights from the Venture Pulse Q4 2017 report

  • Aided by a strong Q4’17 -- including three $1 billion plus megadeals -- venture capital (VC) investment in the United States soared to $84.24 billion, making 2017 the strongest year of VC investment since the dot-com bubble.

  • Total deal value in the U.S. during Q4’17 rose to $23.75 billion, up from $21.24 billion in Q3’17.  The number of deals was down from 1997 in Q3’17 to 1778 deals in Q4’17.

  • In Q4’17, three U.S.-based companies raised $1 billion plus funding rounds including:   
    - Ride-hailing company Lyft ($1.5 billion)
    - Cancer-screening biotech Grail Technology ($1.2 billion)
    - Automotive company Faraday Future ($1 billion)

For more details and insights on venture investment, 
READ THE LATEST REPORT: Venture Pulse Q4 2017



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