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March 27, 2022 | Tom Ballard

NVCA releases its “2022 Yearbook” on venture capital

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has released its “2022 Yearbook” that is full of interesting information for those who follow the industry.

According to the report, fundraising for venture capital (VC) funds topped $100 billion for the first time ever, VC investment into companies surpassed $300 billion, VC-backed initial public offerings raised more than $500 billion, and disclosed VC-backed merger and acquisition transactions exceeded $100 billion. With 14,411 VC-backed companies raising capital in 2021, this averaged out to about 40 companies raising an aggregate of about $900 million each day.

Pretty amazing statistics, but there are more.

  • The number of VC firms nearly tripled between 2007 and 2021, growing from 987 to 2,889;
  • The number of VC funds in existence more than tripled during the same period, growing from 1,619 to 5,338;
  • The number of first-time VC funds raised quadrupled, rising from 46 to 184; and
  • The number of VC funds raising money reached 771 in 2021.

Click here for NVCA’s news release on the report.

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