State of the Markets Report Q3 2021

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Key takeaways

The innovation economy continues its record-breaking performance despite ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Pace of fundraising increases

Venture capital funds are raising more on average and coming back to raise sooner (1.7 years today vs. 2.7 years in 2015).


Significant amounts of capital being deployed rapidly

Investors are deploying capital exceptionally fast. Major firms like Tiger Global are averaging 27 deals per month.


The IPO window remains open

More US VC-backed tech IPOs (36), have occurred in the first half of 2021 than any comparable period during the previous decade.