With the second quarter of 2014 having come to an end, it’s time to reflect on all things VC that occurred during the past three months. And what better way to do that than to check out PitchBook’s quarter-end datagraphic, packed full of interesting stats and facts. Here are just a few highlights (see the full datagraphic below):
The median pre-money valuation rose for the fifth straight quarter, reaching $24.6 million. During that stretch, the biggest jump from quarter-to-quarter was an increase of 28% from 1Q 2014 to 2Q 2014.
The four largest funds raised in 2Q 2014 accounted for nearly one-third (30%) of all capital raised in the quarter.
While deal count decreased for the fifth straight quarter, capital invested increased for the third straight quarter, reaching $21.6 billion—the most since the first quarter of 2000.
VC capital exited in 2Q 2014 ($38 billion) was more than the previous two quarters combined ($26 billion).