Quarterly Deal Book - 900+ Deals: Monster Rounds Drive Funding To USD18bn

A glut of super rounds in the first three months of the year helped drive venture capital investments to new heights, reaching USD17.8bn globally across 901 deals in the first quarter of the year. This figure is up 84% from the same period last year and up 9% from last quarter’s USD16.4bn. Venture capital investment was buoyed by a handful of unusually large rounds, mostly dominated by US firms including taxi app titan Uber and private rocket and satellite business SpaceX.