Quarterly Deal Book – VC Funding Steady At USD18bn, But Cracks Appearing

There’s a lot of talk among investors and global tech communities about a slowdown in the levels of VC funding and massive valuation rises seen over the past couple of years. However, the first quarter of 2016 saw funding levels remain flat from the same period in 2015. Total funding for Q1 2016 came in at USD18bn, which is actually up slightly from the USD17.8bn raised in Q1 2015. This comes despite a drop in the number of deals from 901 in Q1 2015 to 802 last quarter.