VC investments in April – at $125 million across 31 investments - marked a 22 month low in value terms. While the value of investments was down 20% compared to the same period last year, volume (or number of investments) was down by 6%. Compared to the previous month, value of investments was down by as much as 80% and volume fell by 18.4%. (Venture Capital is defined by Venture Intelligence as Seed Capital to “Series D”/Fourth round of investment of up to $20 million in companies that are less than 10 years old. The monthly analysis includes investments of over $20-M as well in tech startups that are less than 10 years old.)
April reported just 3 deals above $10M plus bracket compared to 11 deals in the previous month
Series A witnesses uptick amidst gloomy April
Venture Capital funds invested across 17 Series A deals up from 14 deals in the previous month. All other rounds were either flat or down.
Angel activity remains at low ebb.
Angel investments finished the month with 21 deals. This was down by almost 50% compared to same period last year (which had witnessed 41 deals) and down by 25% compared to the previous month which saw 28 deals.