2019 capped off a record decade for venture that saw deal count grow by roughly 2.4x, while aggregate yearly deal value grew by roughly 5x from 2009 to roughly $140 billion. Despite a relatively slow exit market in Q4, the year also ended with double the exit value of 2018. These figures, among other decade records, showcase the industry’s strong momentum heading into the 2020s.
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Note: This edition of the Venture Monitor was updated on January 27, 2020, due to a disparity in league tables rankings that has since been resolved.