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The 2015 NYC Venture Capital Analysis


Yesterday, I provided some cold, hard numbers into what transpired in the startup funding world last year both in New York and nationally – The NYC Venture Capital Year in Review: 2015.

Today, I’ll delve into an analysis of the funding from a growth perspective thanks to date from our friends atCrunchbase. Later this month, I’ll look into the funding environment in NYC from a vertical perspective.

Now onto the numbers…

Venture capital and early stage funding were booming both in NYC and the US in 2015 as $72.7 billion was pumped into startups nationally across 6683 deals and $7.3 billion was injected into NYC startups across 784 deals. The number of startups funded both nationally and NYC fell despite the increase in total funding in both regions – obviously indicating an increase in deal sizes.

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