At 78 deals worth $275 million, Q2 2017 is lowest quarter for VC investments in the last 3 years, Venture Intelligence data shows
Venture Capital investments slid to 78 deals worth $275 million during the three months ending June 2017. The investment activity in Q2’17 was 25% lower compared to the same period in 2016 (which witnessed 104 investments worth $309 million). The activity level was 7% lower compared to the immediate previous quarter (which witnessed 84 deals worth $349 million).
IT & ITeS companies attracted 54 investments worth $180 million (69% of the activity pie) - down 33% compared to the same period in 2016. Top tech investments included e-commerce search software company Unbxd, insurance marketplace Coverfox, logistics tech company Fortigo and edtech company Unacademy. Financial Services firms – led by OneAssist and Ummeed Housing Finance- attracted 4 investments worth $25 million.
Seed rounds witnessed a steep 53% fall in Q2 2017 to 22 transactions (compared to the 47 deals in Q2 2016).The Series A round (or First Round of institutional investments) was the only category to witness a rise, climbing 15% in Q2 2017 to 39 transactions, the Venture Intelligence analysis showed.