US Venture Capital Funding Value Nosedives


Venture capital (VC) funding activity in the US witnessed a considerable year-on-year (YoY) decline during January-July 2023. 

A total of 4,617 VC funding deals were announced in the US during the period, which was a decline of 37.4% over 7,379 VC deals announced during the same period in 2022, finds GlobalData.

An analysis of GlobalData’s Financial Deals Database reveals that the disclosed funding value for these VC deals declined more significantly by 50.6% from $141.2 billion in January to July 2022 to $69.8 billion during January to July 2023.

Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Increased interest rates, rising inflation and ongoing geopolitical tensions weighed heavily on the US startup ecosystem. The drastic decline in deal value indicates the cautious nature of investors towards committing big-ticket investments.” 

Some of the notable VC funding deals announced during January-July 2023 include $6.5 billion raised by Stripe, $1.3 billion secured by Inflection AI, $500 million by Rippling, $500 million raised by Sandbox 

AQ, $450 million secured by Anthropic and $400 million raised by Lvrch Capital Advisory.

Bose adds: “The cautious investor approach is now a global phenomenon and resultantly despite the decline, the US continued to dominate global VC funding landscape in terms of deals volume as well as value.”

The US accounted for 36.8% of the total number of VC funding deals announced globally during January-July 2023. Meanwhile, its share of the corresponding disclosed funding value stood at 49.4%.


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