Amount of venture capital funds raised in the U.S. 2016-2019

In the second quarter of 2019, venture capital funds in the United States raised a total of 15.5 billion U.S. dollars. This is slightly lower than the previous quarter, continuing the trend in declining venture capital investments since a peak in the fourth quarter of 2018.

What is venture capital?

Venture capital is a way for small businesses and startups to raise funds. During the early stages of business, capital access is difficult. Venture capital investors and firms are willing to take risks on unknown or undeveloped businesses in exchange for equity. This backing is more common in some industries, particularly in the technology sector.

Size of the industry

There are thousands of venture capital deals each year in the United States, and the value of venture capital investment is in the tens of billions of dollars annually. The size of these deals depends on a variety of factors. Seed companies, or companies in their infancy, receive the smallest deals. The median deal size increases as the companies are more established.
Welcome to Statista!

We are the global leading platform for business data from 600 industries and 50 countries.

Our 700 employees believe that facts cause big changes and promote brilliant ideas. We want to offer you the best basis for fast and effective decisions: Learn more.
Amount of venture capital funds raised in the United States from 3rd quarter 2016 to 3rd quarter 2019
(in billion U.S. dollars)
Amount raised in billion U.S. dollars
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $49 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$588 / Year

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
Venture capital in North America
Venture capital in North America

All Information
in one Presentation

Venture capital in North America

Everything On "Venture capital in North America" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.
Christof Baron

Christof Baron
CEO, MindShare Germany

Statistics on "Venture capital in North America"
  • Overview
  • United States
  • Fundraising volume in U.S.
  • Deals in the U.S.
  • Canada
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.