04 Aug 2021
Posted in Business Fundamentals
VC firms secured most investments in North America in Q2 2021, finds GlobalData
Global venture capital (VC) funding volume continued to showcase a declining trend during the months in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, with inconsistent activity across most of the regions. However, North America continued to attract the highest number of VC investments during the quarter, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
The number of VC funding deals that were announced globally declined by 6.9% from 2,461 in April to 2,290 in May, and further decreased by 7.8% to 2,111 deals in June 2021.
Akin to the global trend, VC funding activity in North America continued to decline during the months in the quarter. The region experienced a dip in VC funding volume from 1,186 deals in April to 1,018 deals in May, and further sank to 803 in June. Despite the decline, the region continued to account for the highest share of deal volume during Q2 2021.
Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “North America surpassed the rest of the regions in grabbing VC deals by a great margin. Although investors were cautious, VC investors continue to see the US, the region’s key market, a prolific investment destination.”
North America accounted for 43.8% of global VC investment volume in Q2 2021, followed by APAC with 29.1% and Europe with a 20.7% share. Middle East and Africa and South and Central America garnered 4.3% and 2% shares of VC investment volume, respectively.
Bose adds: “Akin to North America, VC funding activity continued to decline in Europe across the months in the second quarter of 2021. While all the regions witnessed a decrease in deal count in June, APAC was the only region to register growth in the last month of the quarter.”