Market Analysis

Each year we look at the most significant trends in the venture industry, highlighting the key takeaways and statistics. Let’s take a look at what happened in 2021 and what we should watch out for in 2022.

2021 was a big year in the venture capital industry—a record year in many respects. Are we beginning to sound like a broken record?

As we settle into 2022 and consider whether venture capital will continue full steam ahead (or not), let’s look at some of the key statistics from 2021 that support the claim that it was perhaps the most remarkable year yet for the US venture market.


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01 Venture capital fundraising smashed records in 2022

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02 Venture capital deployment also set records

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03 VC outperforms for three years strong

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04 2021 saw the highest valuations since last decade

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05 Total exit value was 2.7x greater than in 2020

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06 Despite the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a remarkable year

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