Venture Capital Deals Shrink In Number, Increase in Size

Venture capital deals have dropped 25% in the 2nd Quarter 2014 compared to same quarter 2013, but the capital invested has increased by 40% and the median deal size has gone from $2.1 million to $5 million, a 58% increase.

Median seed deal size in that quarter was $1.2 million, median early stage $5 million and median later stage deal size was $10 million.

Overall, median pre-money valuation increased 43% to $24.6 million, making it tougher to get financing in the second quarter of this year.

Software received the largest investment attention, retail the smallest.

 

See Pitchbook’s infographic: http://blog.pitchbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/PitchBook_2Q_2014_Global_Venture_Capital_DATAGRAPHIC_new.pdf

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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