Crunchbase News reports that investors have poured more than $16 billion into Series A rounds so far this year. That’s occurring even as U.S. venture funding falls from peak levels. According to the report, key areas were:
- Companies working on treatments to stimulate the body’s immune response;
- Cryptocurrency although Crunchbase News notes that “three of the biggest crypto deals on our list happened in January, when cryptocurrency valuations were much higher and bearishness wasn’t the prevailing market sentiment for the space”;
- Services and platforms for renters, rental property investors and owners, and property managers pulled in at least $245 million in U.S. Series A funding so far this year;
- The climate crisis that is feeding a sense of urgency to fund and scale technologies that could play a role in tracking and reducing carbon emissions; and
- Tools to make legal work faster and more effective, and to help locate the best attorneys.
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