QUARTERLY DEAL BOOK: VC Investment Slows For First Time In Five Quarters

The third quarter of 2015 saw VC investment in digital media shrink quarter on quarter for the first time in five quarters, with the traditionally quieter summer months impacting the total figure. Overall, USD17.8bn was raised by companies in the three-month period ended September 30 with 812 firms receiving funding. This is less than the USD19bn raised across 907 deals in Q2 2015, however it is an increase from the USD12bn taken on by companies over 788 rounds in Q3 2014, with venture capital tech investment still on the rise.