VC growth rounds have largely replaced traditional IPOs as the preferred financing route for mature startups. There's been a significant increase in $40M+ rounds since 2014, on both value and count bases. The trend continued through June 2015, with $18.5 billion invested through growth rounds versus only $3.5 billion raised through public offerings. To read more on the emergence of the "private IPO," click here.
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Since the beginning of 2010, 207 VC investors have completed at least one deal involving an India-based company. Including recent mega-deals for ecommerce competitors Flipkart and Snapdeal, 45% of the venture capital invested in the country since 2010 has gone to its internet retail sector. To see the five most active investors in India since 2010, click here. Premium PitchBook users can see the full list here.
So far in 2015, there has been over $1.6 billion of venture capital invested in marketing tech companies, while M&A value within the space has reached $4.3 billion. For a visual breakdown of investment activity within the marketing tech industry, click here.