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Start-up financing fell across all stages in Q2

Crunchbase News reports that start-up financing fell across all stages in the second quarter of 2022, with the drop most extreme at the latest stages. While North American investment levels remain high by historical standards, they’re down sharply from their peak late last year.

According to this article, investors put $62.7 billion to work in seed through growth stage deals in the just-ended quarter. That marks a decline of 27 percent from Q1 of this year and a drop of 25 percent from the year-ago quarter. Round counts also contracted along with overall funding.

The Crunchbase databank shows early stage (Series A and B) investment is down, but is seeing less contraction than late stage. In total, investors put $23.1 billion into early stage start-ups in Q2, down 15 percent from the prior quarter and 17 percent from the year-ago quarter.

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