An overview of 2022’s deal volume, deal count, exits and other key metrics
We are living in a world where there is more information available then ever before. This has created opportunities for startups and businesses of all sizes, but venture capital has been decreasing in recent years. What does this mean for entrepreneurs? It means that they need to be creative and innovative if they want their startup to survive. They also need to be prepared to work harder then ever before, because getting funding from venture capitalists may not be the first thing on their list of priorities.
Looking at the data from Q4 and 2021, it seems that the number of exits and venture deals is decreasing each year. This could suggest that companies are getting more selective in their investments, or that investors are starting to become more cautious about where they put their money.
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This decrease in investment may be due to a number of factors. Between the global financial crisis and increasing regulation, many Startups may have lost credibility with potential investors. Additionally, the advent of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain mean that less risky new companies are prospering than in the past, which could also be reducing funding for startups.
While 2022’s estimated deal count approaches 2021’s figure, Quarterly data from PitchBook-NVCA reveals that Q4 had the lowest deal count of 2022. This could be indicative of a slower paced year in terms of venture capital investment and could potentially mean troubles for 2023.