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September 11, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Crunchbase reports global venture funding dropped to its lowest level in two years

Crunchbase News reports that global venture funding reached $25.2 billion in August 2022, the lowest monthly funding amount recorded in the past two years. For August 2022, funding declined 52 percent year-over-year and was down around 10 percent month-over-month.

“Fewer start-ups are raising funding at every stage,” writes Gené Teare, Head of Content at Crunchbase. “And with that comes a slowdown in hiring, more layoffs and companies shutting down.” She also reports that late stage fundings saw the biggest drop of around 65 percent for the most recent month year-over-year while early stage financings were down by around 35 percent and seed stage by 19 percent for the same timeframe.

“We found that Series A rounds were the least affected by the funding slide; funding remained flat in August 2022 compared to August 2021,” Teare wrote. “Series B rounds, on the other hand, fell by 55 percent in the same timeframe, and Series C funding dropped even further by 77 percent.”


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