03 Aug 2021
Posted in Business Fundamentals
The US and China accounted for more than 60% of high-value VC investments in Q2 2021, finds GlobalData
The US and China remained the preferred destinations for venture capital (VC) investors globally in Q2 2021. Both nations attracted a significant amount of high-value VC investment deals (worth more than US$100m) both in terms of volume and value during the quarter. The US and China collectively accounted for 66.2% and 61.8% of high-value VC investment deals volume and value during Q2, respectively, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted VC investors to look at companies in areas with enhanced relevance. The US has several start-ups working in such areas, with China also eyeing up this space.
“The US outpaced its peers by a great margin, with the country’s VC funding activity far ahead compared to other regions. It was the only country to showcase triple-digit high-value VC investments deal volume. China was the only other country to register double-digit percentage share of high-value VC investments during Q2 2021.”
The US accounted for 54.3% and 49.5% of high-value VC investments deal volume and value during Q2, followed by China’s corresponding shares which stood at 12% and 12.4%, respectively.
Of the top ten countries by high-value VC investment deals volume, two were headquartered in North America, four in Europe, three in Asia-Pacific and one in the South and Central American region.
India occupied the third position in terms of high-value VC investment deals volume, followed by Germany, the UK, Canada, France, Singapore, Sweden and Brazil.