Today we take a look at the data on total funding in Q3 2017, published in the Global Funding Report Q3 2017 by funderbeam.com.
As we can observe in the first graph, the global funding grew by 13.51% in the third quarter of 2017, compared to the last year. This corresponds to $3.09bn in total numbers.
If we divide the data into four groups, corresponding to North America, Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world, we see significant differences between them.
Although the number of invested money decreased by 10% in Q3 2017, as compared to Q3 2016, North America is still the world leader in providing funding. With $16,7 bn, half of all fundings comes from this country.
Asia occupies the second place in this indicator. Noticeably, the funding from Asia grew by more than 100 percent this year and consists of $10,7bn. In Europe, less funding was provided, as compared to North America and Asia. Still, the funding in Europe grew by almost 13% in Q3 2017.
The number of rounds decreased in Q3 2017 as compared to Q3 2016 in all continents. The most noticeable decrease can be observed in North America, where the number of rounds dropped by 62%.
Nevertheless, the average round-sizes increased in all three groups, by more than 130% in the USA and Europe. In Asia it increased by almost 300%, reaching the value of almost $90m.
In sum, the global funding slightly increased in Q3 2017, as compared to Q3 2016. Nevertheless, there is a difference between regions. During in USA and Europe funding stays more or less at the same level, it increased by more than 100% in Asia.
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