The following report presents Dow Jones Venture Source’s quarterly findings for U.S. venture capital fundraising, investment, valuation, and liquidity. The included charts and graphs offer a comprehensive view of the trends currently affecting the venture capital market.
• U.S. venture capital fundraising saw an increase in both the amount raised and the number of fund closings;
• Equity investment in U.S. VC-backed companies experienced a quarter-over-quarter decrease;
• Amount raised through initial public offerings (IPOs) saw its first and only decrease in 2016, while capital raised through mergers and acquisitions (M&As) experienced a steep decline from the previous quarter.