Global startups raise $158B in Q3, an all-time record

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after breaking the record In Q2, venture capitalists around the world remained busy in Q3, investing astronomical sums of money in global startups.

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As the back half of 2020 began and the venture capital and startup world discovered that COVID and its associated economic impacts were set to miss the massive upstart technology market, investors around the world have been busy pouring massive amounts of cash into new companies. are. . The acceleration of capital deployment has generated more unicorns, more mega-rounds and simply more available dollars than ever before in startup history.

The flood of record venture capital data points can sometimes be difficult to put into context. In the coming weeks, Nerdshala will explore the global Q3 Venture Capital Market results in detail, with notes on business style (fintech, edtech, etc.) and geography, as well as step-by-step data and more.


Today, however, we’re taking a high-level look. thanks for one CB Insights latest report, we have a bunch of numbers to unpack. To start, we’re looking at the third quarter from four perspectives: alex look at the total number, Mary Ann Unicorn will provide an overview of the results, Anna looking into geographic external factors and ryan There are notes on Fintech.

There is much more to come, but this is a first look. Let’s get into the data!

all-time record venture capital activity

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After investing about $156 billion in global startups in the second quarter, the third quarter topped a record $2 billion, as investors put $158 billion to work over the past three months. The numbers are effectively a tie, meaning we’ve gone through two of the strongest periods for investing in private companies in startup history.

This year is just looking exaggerated.

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