US MoneyTree Reporting: 2020
Deal activity and funding see year over year declines while mega-rounds drive increase in funding. The pandemic is affecting regions as they are locally impacted.
US VC deals fall for the third consecutive quarter in Q1’20: 9% QoQ and 16% YoY. In March 2020, US deals decrease 22% YoY, with some of the decline attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, funding still rises 14% QoQ on the back of larger deals.
Nearly half of all US funding in Q1’20 comes from mega-rounds: Despite a slowdown in deals at the end of the quarter, 58 US companies raise rounds worth $100M or more in Q1’20, close to the record of 67 in Q2’19. 21 of these rounds took place in March 2020, suggesting COVID-19’s impact may become more apparent in Q2’20.
The number of unicorn companies reaches a new high, but aggregate valuation is falling. The number