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Venture capital in North America - Statistics & Facts

Venture capital is the term used to call the financial resources provided by investors to startup firms and small businesses that show potential for long-term growth. It has become a very important source of capital for entrepreneurs, who often have problems with financing their needs through risk-averse banks. Venture capital investments incorporate a high level of risk as only a part of the VC companies develop into successful and high-return bringing businesses. The value of VC investments peaked in 2000 due to the dot com bubble before falling over the following decade, but has been rising again since 2014.

Why is the software sector so attractive for venture capitalists?

The software sector dominates the sector in the United States, which can be explained by the presence of Silicon Valley, where a large amount of hi-tech companies are concentrated. For instance, most of the largest SaaS providers in the world are headquartered in California. These software as a service providers include Salesforce, Zoom, and Workday, which all experienced an uptake in demand for their services due to the global shift to remote working during the coronavirus pandemic.

How will the pandemic affect this sector?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused certain areas of the economy to suffer, but has increased demand and sales in others. Physical retail stores, airlines, and restaurants belong to the former, while ecommerce platforms, remote working software providers, and streaming service providers have benefitted from people staying home. It's likely that the number of VC investment deals made will overall fall due to this, but sectors such as software and pharma will remain high, or even see an increase until the pandemic is over.

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Venture capital in North America - Statistics & Facts

Venture capital is the term used to call the financial resources provided by investors to startup firms and small businesses that show potential for long-term growth. It has become a very important source of capital for entrepreneurs, who often have problems with financing their needs through risk-averse banks. Venture capital investments incorporate a high level of risk as only a part of the VC companies develop into successful and high-return bringing businesses. The value of VC investments peaked in 2000 due to the dot com bubble before falling over the following decade, but has been rising again since 2014.

Why is the software sector so attractive for venture capitalists?

The software sector dominates the sector in the United States, which can be explained by the presence of Silicon Valley, where a large amount of hi-tech companies are concentrated. For instance, most of the largest SaaS providers in the world are headquartered in California. These software as a service providers include Salesforce, Zoom, and Workday, which all experienced an uptake in demand for their services due to the global shift to remote working during the coronavirus pandemic.

How will the pandemic affect this sector?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused certain areas of the economy to suffer, but has increased demand and sales in others. Physical retail stores, airlines, and restaurants belong to the former, while ecommerce platforms, remote working software providers, and streaming service providers have benefitted from people staying home. It's likely that the number of VC investment deals made will overall fall due to this, but sectors such as software and pharma will remain high, or even see an increase until the pandemic is over.

Interesting statistics

In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the {amountStatistics} most important statistics relating to "Venture capital in North America".

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