5 takeaways from PitchBook’s 2015 U.S. Venture Industry Report

By PitchBook
January 21, 2015

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2014 was a very active year for the U.S. venture capital industry, which saw $59 billion of capital invested across 5,160 deals. The $59 billion invested is the highest yearly total since 2000.

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There was a massive flow of capital through large rounds. Over 60% of all venture capital invested went toward rounds of $25 million or more.

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Valuations continued to climb across all deal stages. Series D and later rounds saw a 50% jump in median valuation to $151 million in 2014.

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It was a big year for venture exits, as well; there were a total of 845 liquidity events totaling $78.4 billion.

Robust deal and exit markets tend to mean robust fundraising, and for U.S. venture capital firms this certainly held true: 208 funds were closed in 2014, raising $32.2 billion.5.4

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