Our 2015 U.S. Venture Industry Report delves into a variety of metrics to determine whether 2015 was truly a peak year for U.S. VC, covering financing by sector and stage, exit activity, fundraising and more. One of the more specific topics covered is the recent proportions of up, down and flat rounds—based on deal size—over the past few years, and how to assess the overall confidence of investors using that information. With data sourced from the PitchBook Platform, we found that 67% of U.S. venture rounds in 2015 were up from the immediately prior financing, easily the highest percentage seen in at least a decade. But that trend may just be changing.
To read more in the up, down and flat rounds excerpt from our report, click here.