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11 April 2017

Deal count ticks up in Q1

The following is a snapshot of the data we have collected on investment activity over the past three months. To verify reported deals, we contact about 300 corporate investors each quarter – these comprise roughly 18% of the global CVCs we cover, but account for most of the deals that are made public.

Author: Kaloyan Andonov, reporter, GCV Analytics

In the first quarter of 2017, GCV Analytics tracked 563 funding rounds involving corporate venturers, a 7% increase over the 525 rounds recorded in Q1 2016. However, the estimated total investment slipped to $19.12bn, down 4% from $20.01bn last year.