technology news Beijing time on July 8th morning news, market research firm PitchBook Data report released Thursday, the recent valuation of more than $1 billion in "unicorn" company received a large part of the U.S. venture capital investment, the other company is not good.
report shows that in the second quarter of this year, unicorn company received a U.S. venture capital investment of $39%, or $8 billion 780 million, higher than the same period last year, $2 billion 60 million. Unicorn investment accounted for only 20%.
Uber, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Slack are the most invested Unicorn companies. Uber recently completed a $5 billion 600 million G round of financing, accounting for about 1/4 of the second quarter venture capital financing. Uber valuation has reached $61 billion. Snapchat completed a $1 billion 800 million financing, valuation reached $17 billion 800 million.
in the current venture capital industry, unicorn companies to obtain more and more investment, and start-up companies to get less and less investment. This shows that venture capital is more inclined to support the business model has been proved, the higher valuation of the company.
Gareth, senior analyst at
·, PitchBook (Garrett Black), said: in determining the investment objectives, VCs more selective. In the bull market, the market is more prosperous, they will invest more widely."
he pointed out that Accel Partners, Insight Venture Partners and KPCB, such as venture capital will be invested a large number of companies.
as a whole, the second quarter venture capital invested $20 billion through the 1906 transaction. Although investment grew 11% compared to the same period last year, but the number of investment transactions fell by 29%. On average, the latter half of the financing amount of $10 million, setting a record high in the past 10 years, second. Last year, the figure was $11 million.
at the same time, the number of transactions for the first financing of 525 pens, compared with the same period in 2015 fell by 38%.
venture capital boom also prompted some Unicorn companies to test the water IPO (initial public offering) market. As the first Unicorn listed companies this year, cloud computing services Twilio shares rose 92% on the first day of listing.
due to the first day share price rose to market value (close to $2 billion 400 million), Twilio has become the largest technology company this year, IPO. The company’s success may prompt Wall Street investors to consider more IPO.
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