VC Investment Overview

This interactive data visualization was put together by members of the PitchBook Research Team, using data from the PitchBook Platform – the financial information technology behind leading dealmakers and advisors. Feel free to play around and let us know if you have any feedback – research@pitchbook.com.

Overview

In analyzing VC investments since 2006, you can see an upward trend in both deal count and the amount of capital invested. This is most likely due to the increase in availability of capital to fund startups and new technologies.

VC Investments by Industry

Looking into VC investments by industry, you can see that from 2013 - 2014, the amount of capital invested has increased but the total deal count fell across almost all industries. The IT space received the majority of deal flow and capital, likely due to popularity of high-growth software companies for VC investors.

VC Investments by Stage

Looking into VC investments by stage, you’ll see an increase in venture dollars and deals into seed stage companies over the years. VCs spent the majority of their money on series A and B deals, while seed stage deals still make up the majority of their portfolios.