2016 Global Innovation Investment Report now available!
The new year is upon us, and it’s a great time to set out on the right foot by incorporating data into decision-making and business strategy. Crunchbase has access to all data around the innovation economy, and we’re illuminating the trends from 2016 – and what to look out for in 2017.
Here’s a peek at a few highlights from the report:
- Global venture and seed funding grew 19% and hit the highest annual total in the past five years; however, U.S. venture investment decreased 11%.
- The average reported angel-seed investment rose 30% in 2016 to 900k, but deal volume saw a 15% drop in the final quarter of the year.
- Far fewer new U.S. unicorns were created in 2016 compared to the prior year. (Latest counts show 13 new U.S. unicorns in 2016, down from more than 70 in 2015.)