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- Crunchbase News
- 4 months ago
Things may be trending down very mildly in startup-land from highs hit in recent quarters, but compared to historical norms we're still in very spendy territory. That's the broad finding from preliminary North American venture capital funding data for Q4 of 2019. The quarter delivers a slight downer of an ending to a bullish year for startup investment, with funding totals for all of 2019 forecast to come in a bit above year-ago levels.
Altogether, startup backers invested $31.6 billion across all stages in the fourth quarter, down slightly from the prior quarter and well below year-ago levels. For all of 2019, meanwhile, Crunchbase projects that investors put roughly $132 billion to work across all stages, relatively flat with the prior year.
As usual, a handful of gigantic rounds boosted investment totals and a few really big exits juiced returns. Below, we look at numbers and key deals in more detail, breaking down investment totals by stage, highlighting largest rounds and tallying up IPOs and acquisitions.