Capital Investments YTD, January 2020 to August 2020
The total dollar value invested year-to-date dropped 10%, from $169.9 billion in 2019 to $153.2 billion in 2020. With late-stage investments down only 5% compared to the same period last year, it was early-stage and seed investments that were impacted the greatest, down 14% and and 24%, respectively.
The total number of deals closed was down across all stages, with 12,753 deals recorded at the end of August 2020 vs. the prior year’s 19,546. Once again, it was the seed/early-stage deals which saw a larger decline, with 36% fewer deals closed. By comparison, the number of later stage deals is down 20%.