The number of completed global venture capital deals has declined three straight quarters. Despite this drop, total capital invested has actually increased over the previous two quarters, reaching $15.4 billion in 1Q 2014—the most capital VC firms have ever invested in a single quarter.
With the number of VC deals decreasing and capital invested on the rise, VC deal sizes have gotten bulkier. The median deal size has doubled in the last two quarters, leaping from $2.1 million in 3Q 2013 to $4 million in 1Q 2014.
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