Global Venture Capital Investment Up Slightly In January

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Global venture capital deal value rose to $22.11 billion in January, up 3.8% year on year,  according to new S&P Global Market Intelligence data and analysis. The number of funding rounds declined 23.7% to 1,161 during the same period.

Global PE VC Investments through rounds of funding 2021 2024 YTD

Key highlights from the analysis include:

  • Venture transaction value has been rising since November 2023, suggesting momentum for larger funding rounds in 2024 after coming off a down year. Funding rounds in 2023 totaled $262.07 billion, down 39.7% from the prior year. The number of deals in 2023 fell 31% to 16,084.
  • The technology, media and telecommunications industry dominated global venture capital investments in January, attracting 53.5% of the total. It was followed by the healthcare sector, which accounted for 14.5% of the total.
  • Companies in the US and Canada across different sectors secured five of the 10 largest funding rounds in the first month of 2024. The largest deal of the month was data center solutions provider Vantage Data Centers Management Company LLC, which is set to receive $6.4 billion in a funding round co-led by existing investors including Silver Lake Technology Management LLC and DigitalBridge Group Inc. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter. Second was industrial process equipment and automation systems provider CPM Holdings Inc., which raised $400 million in strategic equity investment from Koch Equity Development LLC.

Top 10 global fund rounds with PE VC involvement announced in January 2024

Please find the full analysis here: Global venture capital investment up slightly in January S&P Global Market Intelligence (