Will 2017 be a year of resurgence for VC? $16.5 billion was invested during the first three months of the year, setting the industry on pace for roughly $66 billion in aggregate investment, the fourth-highest total in more than a decade.
More importantly for investor liquidity prospects, the exit market has shown signs of life, with 15 VC-backed companies, including several unicorns, completing or filing an IPO during the quarter. The recent boom in valuations may finally pay off.
The 1Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor is chock-full of data and analysis of the VC industry from the first quarter, breaking out data for deals, exits and fundraising, with special sections on CVC, first financings and more.
Early-stage deal value climbed for first time since 2Q 2016
Even as outliers, Snap's IPO and AppDynamics' acquisition led the way for optimism to return to the exit market
Beyond Silicon Valley: regional and MSA breakdowns of deal activity