A good place to start reflecting on the state of startups is to analyze the state of VC investments in 2019. As expected possibly the most succinct and comprehensive overview is available in this post by Tomasz Tunguz. The investment in quantum and the number of rounds have declined in Q4 – although it is possible that all deals have not been announced yet.
Although VC industry has been in a 12 year bull run, things may turn out different this year, but that is hard to predict. Although Softbank dominated the news cycles they had limited or no impact on the above numbers. The size of typical investment has increased from $5M to $17.5M – but that could be because the winners in each category is pulling in most of the investment.
However funding for a sound business idea solidly executed by a great team will never starve for cash. The ideal thing is to raise money when you can at valuations that you can deliver, if you do so. Here is to your success in 2020.
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THE HEALTH OF THE US VENTURE MARKET IN 2020