Yup, Another Crazy Record-Breaking North American Venture Tally

Crunchbase (07/14/2021)
  • North American startup venture capital investment totaled $155B in the first half of 2021, 66% higher than 2H 2020.
  • Late-stage startup funding ($100M+ rounds) accounted for $103B, most notably 3D-rocket developer Relativity Space ($650M) and healthcare AI systems platform Olive ($425M).
  • In contrast, seed funding rounds only totaled $5.4B, a 10% increase vs 2H 2020.
  • Five of the largest startups collectively raised $190B from investors by going public, most notable Coinbase ($86B).
  • However, sharp post-IPO share declines could cool new VC investment.