Somehow, somehowThe third quarter is almost over. That means we’re gearing up for a wave of venture capital data that will start dropping in less than two weeks. In the year The third quarter of 2022 is a pretty damn important data point, so we’re itching to get our hands on the final numbers.
why? Because Q1 2022 It was full of deals starting back in 2021, when venture economics was spitting out very different valuations and deal sizes than we see today. The second quarter was more of the same as it wasn’t a completely down period. (Y Combinator’s Michael Seibel said in a recent interview that it wasn’t clear how slow things would be until April or May.)
But the third quarter of 2021 should provide a picture of global and regional venture capital markets that are overextended and lack the sustained enthusiasm we saw in early Q2. So we have some questions – just like last year.
We pulled previous data to help shape our questions. It doesn’t look good.
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Venture capital activity in the United States is set to decline dramatically in Q3 2022, from $70.8 billion invested in 3,972 deals in the second quarter to $37.87 billion in 2,424 deals currently, according to a quick and dirty pitchbook survey. Recall that US venture capital activity peaked in Q4 2021, valued at $94.7 billion.