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May 10, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Crunchbase analysis shows continued downward trend in investments in April

Gené Teare, Crunchbase News‘ Senior Data Editor, writes that global venture funding totaled $47 billion in April 2022, the lowest amount invested in private companies in the past 12 months. “While the dip isn’t massive, it does signal that the slowdown we saw in the first quarter of this year is the start of a longer-term shift in funding, particularly at late stage,” she notes.

The Crunchbase analysis that is available here revealed:

  • Seed stage companies raised $3 billion in April 2022. Seed funding fell month over month, but still grew year over year by 14 percent;
  • Early stage funding was the lowest it’s been in 12 months, at $14.3 billion. This stage of funding fell month over month, and was flat year over year compared to April 2021; and
  • Late stage funding, which tends to fluctuate more than any other stage, was flat month over month, but down by 19 percent year over year.

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