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Venture Monitor Q1 2021 reports slowdown in VC ecosystem

April 21, 2022
By: Ashwin Shenoy

The PitchBook-NVA Venture Monitor Q1 2022 reports that overall venture capital (VC) investment activity was down in Q1 2022, a change from the unprecedented growth seen quarterly through 2021. However, angel and seed stage financing remained strong. Additionally, deal activity for early-stage deals had a strong start in Q1 2022, with a total of 1,499 reported deals as of March 31. Late-stage deal activity also retained its rapid growth this quarter from the previous year.

Although overall VC investment activity was down in terms of deal value, some states saw growth in various metrics. New York has continued to see an increase in share of total deal count in the United States. The Miami-Port St. Lucie-Fort Lauderdale, Florida, region also saw a considerable increase in fundraising activity in Q1 2022.

It is important to note that the reported data is not final, as PitchBook continues to actively identify additional deals and updates their metrics accordingly. Given this, initial trends regarding investment activity derived from Q1 2022 data may not be fully reflective of the reality of the VC ecosystem.

The Pitchbook-NVCA Venture Monitor Q1 2022 report can be found here.