MID-ATLANTIC CAPITAL INVESTMENT SEES 30% GROWTH WITH KEIRETSU FORUM LEADING EARLY-STAGE CATEGORY
Ryan St. John | Published on 4/26/2019
According to a report released this week by PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, the first quarter of 2019 shows signs that this year is shaping up to be another very active year for investing, and Keiretsu Forum is leading early-stage funding.
PHILADELPHIA, April 26, 2019 (Newswire.com) – In 2018 the venture capital community made record-breaking investments totaling over $132 billion. According to a report released this week by PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor, the first quarter of 2019 shows signs that this year is shaping up to be another very active year for investing. The report also reveals that the Mid-Atlantic region experienced a 30% rise in the national share of capital investment. The data verifies that it is a founder-friendly fundraising environment, and Keiretsu Forum is leading the way.
In the first quarter of 2019, $32.6 billion was invested in U.S. venture capital, with $9.3 billion going toward early-stage startups. Although capital investment continues to grow, angel and seed-stage deals are almost half, from a peak of 1,483 deals in the first quarter of 2015 to 828 in the first quarter of 2019. As competition for high-quality deal flows increases, investors will turn to scout programs and investment groups like Keiretsu Forum.
Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic is part of Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest and most active investment community of early-stage angel investors. Founded in California in 2000, Keiretsu Forum now includes 53 chapters on four continents. For more information visit www.KeiretsuForum-MidAtlantic.com.