A total of $59 billion has been invested in 5,272 deals globally in 2014 so far, compared to $37bn invested in 5,940 deals over the same period in 2013, following to Preqin‘s latest analysis of global venture capital investment activity.
While activity for the third quarter is below that of Q2 2014, the amount of capital invested is 45% higher than during the same quarter in 2013.
“Entrepreneurial companies worldwide have received a welcoming boost in 2014, with almost $60bn invested in young companies throughout the first three quarters of the year – 60% up on the amount invested during the same period last year. Asia in particular has seen a notable surge in activity, with investment levels across India and Greater China increasing significantly over the course of the year. The two largest venture capital deals of the quarter also took place in India and China. While the pace of new investments has slowed in 2014 compared to 2013, all stages of investment, with the exception of growth capital/expansion, have larger average deal sizes in 2014 so far than in 2013.”
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