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.)

Check out the report here

  • Originally published January 11, 2017, updated April 26, 2023