- Here are four trends which signify a healthy global ecosystem for all things startup
- A continued increase in the number of mega deals.
The number of Unicorns globally were roughly 142 in 2015. As of january 2022 there are more than 900 Unicorns around the world. This signifies the continued increase over time of deal making activity, which is likely to draw in further interest from the world of finance, as more players try to get in on the deal making frenzy
- Equity Crowdfunding Gives Normal People Access To Venture Assets
Now, investors from all other areas of the financial and business world are looking to gain access to the impressive returns enjoyed by the venture community, and with equity crowdfunding gaining traction over the past few years, that access has been found. This increases the pool of money available for founders to mop up.
- Venture Capital Leaves Silicon Valley
The VC industry is moving from Silicon Valley to other parts of the U.S. and the world, with Silicon Valley accounting for less than 20% of total 2021 VC funding in the U.S. alone. Great news for startup ecosystems and investors around the world
- VCs are cashing out
2020 and 2021 have seen a record number of IPOs and SPAC transactions. The improved ability to cash out has knock on effects on the deal making activity and allows for a greater amount of startup deal making activity to play out.
How are you going to capitalize on these trends?