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In spite of these data, 2015 was a landmark year: “128.5 billion dollars was invested in companies backed by VC (venture capital), up 44% over 2014 and an all-time high. Last year also saw an increase of 156% over 2013, with a total investment of 50.2 billion dollars”, says KPMG in a communication.
Another of the data highlighted by the report is that “new VC-backed companies (startups) raised 3 billion dollars in 338 deals”.
Globally Europe was the continent most affected by the collapse. “Asia, in particular, showed a significant slowdown on a funding basis, falling 32% to 9.7 billion dollars on 346 deals versus Q3 2015. North America also slowed as funding fell 32% to 14.1 billion dollars on just 1,026 deals versus Q3 2015. Europe did not see the same slowdown, and funding fell just 11% from Q3 to Q4
You can read the full report here.
By BBVA Innovation Center