CrunchBase sees rise in average seed round in 2016

September 7, 2016

By Joanna Glasner and Gené Teare

The typical investment in a U.S. seed-stage company rose in the first half of 2016, with many startups and their backers looking to shore up a longer runway before seeking Series A funding, according to CrunchBase data.

Overall, the average seed round size in the first half of this year was $1.14 million, up from $947,000 in the same period last year.

Median dollars for a seed raise in the first half of 2016 was $625,000, up from $425,000 dollars in 2015. As average and median seed fundings keep rising, seed is increasingly looking like the new Series A.

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