Q3 2015 was an exciting time for many regions of the world. While deal volume dropped compared to Q2, VC-backed investments year to date were 11 percent higher than all VCbacked investment in 2014, and 99 percent higher than all investment in 2013. A number of very significant rounds made global headlines this quarter – from Uber to Didi Kuaidi, and Social Finance to Snapdeal. 23 VC-backed companies reached unicorn status during the quarter, including 17 in the US alone.
All in all, Q3 was a quarter for big, big deals. Less so for seed-stage and Angel financing, both of which were down for the fifth consecutive quarter on a global basis. Only Europe bucked the downward trend in Q3, with a small increase in seed-stage deals compared to last quarter.
Source : KPMG