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The State Of Global Venture Funding During COVID-19

Uncover how venture funding has fared globally since the start of the pandemic.

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Global Venture Funding Analysis

See how funding in the first half of 2020 compares to funding amounts and trends in years past.

Emerging Geographic Hotspots

Spot geographic regions on the rise, and evaluate the fastest-growing sectors within those regions.

Impact of COVID-19 Case Count

Analyze the relationship between the prevalence of COVID-19 and venture funding dollars.

Global Venture Funding in 2016-2020

Despite predictions of major venture funding slowdowns due to COVID-19, the first half of 2020 still exceeded funding in the first halves of 2016 and 2017.


Total global venture funding in 2020 is down just 6 percent compared to the first half of 2019.

Funding in the Asia-Pacific

Despite being the initial hot spot of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia’s funding in the first half of 2020 still grew by close to 8% over the first half of 2019.


Funding for Asia and Australia both increased in the first half of 2020 relative to the first half of 2019.

Venture Funding in Countries with High COVID-19 Case Counts

There does not seem to be a strong relationship between the toll COVID-19 has taken on a country and venture funding yet, although China and Spain suffered.


In 2020, China and Spain both recorded their lowest first-half years in the past five years, with China down 33 percent from the first half of 2019 and Spain down 55 percent.

global venture funding and COVID case count map
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Comprehensive Insights on COVID-19’s Impact on Global Venture Funding

Get key insight on:

  • Total venture dollars invested in the first half of 2020
  • The impact of COVID-19 on venture funding across the globe
  • Geographic regions emerging as venture funding hotspots

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