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March 20, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Global venture funding down by $10 billion in February

Crunchbase News reports that global venture funding in February fell by $10 billion month over month, clocking in at $52 billion, as start-up investors seem to be coming off last year’s highs and assessing the impact of the Ukrainian conflict, record inflation and public-market turmoil.

But the analysis comes with the note that funding last month was still up year over year compared to February 2021 by $10 billion — a 24 percent increase. And funding in the past month was not far below the 12-month average of $55 billion in 2021, a period in which annual venture funding soared 100 percent compared to 2020.

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