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Venture Capital Investment Market

Venture Capital Investment Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Funding Type, by Fund Size, by Industry Vertical : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031

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Author's: Pradeep Ravi| Aarti Goswami | Onkar Sumant
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Venture Capital Investment Market Research, 2031

The Global Venture Capital Investment Market size was valued at $173.5 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $1068.5 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 20.1% from 2022 to 2031.

Venture Capital Investment Market Insights

Venture capital investment is a type of private equity investment that involves investing in companies that require capital. Business often requires capital for initial setup or expansion. Venture capital investing may be done at an even earlier stage, known as the idea phase. A venture capitalist may provide resources to an entrepreneur if the former believes that the latter can come up with a good business idea. Venture capital investing projects are usually run by private equity funds, with each fund running a portfolio of projects it specializes in. For instance, a private equity fund specializing in artificial intelligence may invest in a portfolio of ten venture capital projects on fully intelligent vehicles.

Surge in the technology sector is a major driver for the venture capital investment market. The two technologies generating the most corporate venture capital investment currently are artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology, which together grew more than twice as fast as venture investments in all other sectors over the past decade and now account for more than a third of total tech venture investment value. However, time-consuming process of venture capital exits, as it takes several years for any startup to exit from its IPO. Thus, the longer the holding period of investments, the more negative implications it has on the capital investment performance, meaning greater stress on the entrepreneurs to return the capital in a timely manner. In addition, requirement for an extensive due diligence process is one of the major factors hampering the growth of the market. On the contrary, technological advancement in the field of venture capital investment is expected to provide major and lucrative opportunities in the growth of the venture capital investment market in the upcoming years.

Segment Review

The venture capital investment market is segmented on the basis of funding type, fund size, industry verticals, and region. By funding size, it is segmented into first-time venture funding and follow-on venture funding. The first-time venture funding is further sub-segmented into private equity firms and HNWs. By fund size, it is segmented into on- under $50 m, $50 m to $100 m, $100 m to $250 m, $250 m to $500 m, $500 m to $1 b, and above $1 b. On the basis of industry verticals, it is segregated into computer & consumer electronics, communications, life sciences, energy, and others. By region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Venture Capital Investment Market by Funding Type

On the basis of funding type, the first-time venture funding segment attained the highest growth in 2021. This is attributed to the fact that this is the first round of investment for gaining early-stage traction. The capital raised during the seed stage is usually used for market research and product development.

Venture Capital Investment Market by Region

By region, North America attained the highest venture capital investment market share in 2021. This is attributed to the fact that the market is currently growing as a result of an increase in startups, financial institutions, and mutual funds venture capital firms, and the market's overall expansion. In addition, rise in investment activities across a variety of sector verticals, including healthcare, biotechnology, agriculture, and media & entertainment, are bolstering venture capital investment market growth.

The report focuses on growth prospects, restraints, and trends of the venture capital investment market. The study provides Porter’s five forces analysis to understand the impact of various factors, such as bargaining power of suppliers; competitive intensity of competitors; threat of new entrants; threat of substitutes; and bargaining power of buyers, on the venture capital investment market.

The report analyzes the profiles of key players operating in the venture capital investment market, such as Accel Partners Venture, Agoranov, Balderton Capital (UK) LLP, Battery Ventures, Caixa Capital Risc, Cherry Ventures, Eurazeo, Greylock Partners, HoxtonVentures LLP, Index Ventures, Lakestar, Seedcamp, Sequoia, Target Global, Union Square Ventures, Park Capital, and GetVantage. These players have adopted various strategies to increase their market penetration and strengthen their position in the venture capital investment industry.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 epidemic affects every aspect of global business, including venture capital investment. The COVID-19 has created less momentum in the investment pool and extra risk aversion as venture capital investment activity has been reduced on a global scale. Moreover, small and medium businesses have been halted and most of the businesses have been liquidated due to COVID-19. In addition, the portfolio's valuation deduction, the volatility of the foreign exchange market, and difficulties with current investments have all contributed to a worsening of the SME's assets' financial performance. Furthermore, Initial Public Offers (IPO), mergers, and acquisitions are delayed in the global market. Thus, seed venture capital investment has continuously declined due to investors’ looking for well-established and matured companies for their investments. Therefore, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the venture capital investment market.

Top Impacting Factors

Venture Capital Investment Offers a Higher Potential Return

Most venture capitalists or venture capital returns expect to at least receive a 25% return on their investment. Depending on business's potential for growth, a venture capital investor may expect a much greater return. Additionally, venture capital investing is not accessible to the average investor, but it may be a key driver of economic growth for affluent individuals and institutions due to its ability to generate enormous profits. Moreover, the purpose of making venture capital firms is the ability to receive a tremendous return from these investments, and it is common for investors to desire that their initial investment be at least doubled. Therefore, this is one of the major driving factors of the venture capital investment market.  

Time Taking Process of Venture Capital Exits

Exits are a primary element of the venture capital market which enables the managers to crystalize the paper gains and return the proceeds to the LPs. The sign of positive exits comes through mergers & acquisitions and IPOs, and the fact that their number has fallen is a sign that the corporate venture capital market is holding back. Moreover, in current times, the time to exit an IPO for a startup has become 8.2 years. Therefore, longer the holding period of investments, the more negative implications it has on the IRR performance, meaning greater stress on the entrepreneurs to return the capital in a timely manner. Therefore, this is one of the major factors that hampers the growth of venture capital investment market overview.

Rising Number of Retail Investors

With retail investors, the market is blessed with flexibility as their volume supersedes any scope of collusion or dominance. Even so, entrepreneurs face no undue pressure to scale their businesses and can focus on sustainable growth. In addition, for the retail investor revolution to materialize, blockchain technology, and crypto have a major role to play. Their ability to democratize the venture capital market and remove the barriers of entry is vital. Moreover, using smart contracts and tokenization, venture capital can be made accessible to all retail investors. Additionally, using bitcoins as a sign of worth and ownership makes investing simpler. Therefore, technological advancement in the field of social media analytics is expected to provide major and lucrative opportunities in the growth of the market.

Key Benefits for Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the venture capital investment market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing venture capital investment market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global venture capital investment market forecast.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global venture capital investment market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Venture Capital Investment Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Funding Type
  • First-Time Venture Funding
  • Follow-on Venture Funding
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By Fund Size
  • Under $50 M
  • $50 M to $100 M
  • $100 M to $250 M
  • $250 M to $500 M
  • $500 M to $1 B
  • Above $1 B
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By Industry Vertical
  • Computer and Consumer Electronics
  • Communications
  • Life Sciences
  • Energy
  • Others
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe  (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, India, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
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Key Market Players

Union Square Ventures, Agoranov, Brighton Park Capital, Eurazeo, Lakestar, Target Global, Balderton Capital (UK) LLP, Seedcamp, Caixa Capital Risc, Sequoia, Accel Partners Venture, GetVantage, Index Ventures, Hoxton Ventures LLP, Cherry Ventures, Greylock Partners, Battery Ventures

Analyst Review

Venture capital aids startup founders in controlling the risk that comes with most new businesses. By having an experienced team oversee growth and operations, startups are expected to avoid major issues. The rate of failure for startups is still 20% in the first year, but when a complex situation arises, having a partner or investor with experience in helping startups succeed can improve the odds of making a good decision. When a venture capital firm invests in a business, it does so for equity in the company. This means that, unlike small business and personal loans, there are no regular payments for the business to make. This frees up working capital for the business, allowing them to reinvest in improving products, hiring a larger team, or further expanding operations. Moreover, many successful startup founders become partners at venture capital firms after they exit their businesses. These individuals often have experience scaling a company, solving day-to-day & longer-term problems, and monitoring financial performance. Even if they do not have a startup background, they often have experience with assisting startups and sit on the boards of as many as 10 at a time. This can make them valuable leadership resources for the companies in which they are invested. Most venture capital firms have a public relations team and media contacts, and it is in their best interest to get exposure for a startup. Working with a venture capital firm can add credibility to a startup, especially for founders that haven’t built other successful companies. Gaining more attention from potential employers, clients, partners, and venture capital companies who are looking to raise funds can result from increased publicity..

Furthermore, market players are adopting various strategies to enhance their services in the market and improve customer satisfaction. For instance, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled a new type of public-private partnership that enables investments using venture capital practices. Through the BARDA Ventures program, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, is launching a partnership with the nonprofit organization Global Health Investment Corporation (GHIC) to accelerate the development and commercialization of technologies and medical products needed to respond to or prevent public health emergencies, such as pandemics and other health security threats.

Through this partnership, BARDA intends to provide GHIC with a minimum of $50 million over five years, with potential for up to $500 million over 10 years. GHIC will launch a global health security fund with matching capital from other investors. This partnership will allow direct linkage with the investment community and establish sustained and long- term efforts to identify, nurture, and commercialize technologies that aid the U.S. in responding effectively to future health security threats. Some of the key players profiled include Accel Partners Venture, Agoranov, Balderton Capital (UK) LLP, Battery Ventures, Caixa Capital Risc, Cherry Ventures, Eurazeo, Greylock Partners, Hoxton Ventures LLP, Index Ventures, Lakestar, Seedcamp, Sequoia, Target Global, Union Square Ventures, Park Capital, and GetVantage. These players have adopted various strategies to increase their market penetration and strengthen their position in the industry.

Author Name(s) : Pradeep Ravi| Aarti Goswami | Onkar Sumant
Frequently Asked Questions?

Surge in the technology sector is a major driver for the venture capital investment market. The two technologies generating the most venture capital investment currently are artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology, which together grew more than twice as fast as venture investments in all other sectors over the past decade and now account for more than a third of total tech venture investment value.

On the basis of funding type, the first-time venture funding segment attained the highest growth in 2021. This is attributed to the fact that this is the first round of investment for gaining early-stage traction. The capital raised during the seed stage is usually used for market research and product development.

By region, North America attained the highest growth in 2021. This is attributed to the fact that the market is currently growing as a result of an increase in startups, financial institutions, and mutual funds venture capital investments, and the market's overall expansion. In addition, rise in investment activities across a variety of sector verticals, including healthcare, biotechnology, agriculture, and media & entertainment, are bolstering venture capital investment market growth.

The global venture capital investment market size was valued at $173.45 million in 2021, and is projected to reach $1,068.51 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 20.1% from 2022 to 2031.

Accel Partners Venture, Agoranov, Balderton Capital (UK) LLP, Battery Ventures, and Caixa Capital Risc, hold the market share in venture capital investment market.

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Venture Capital Investment Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031