While 2021 was a banner year for venture capital funding, the start of 2022 kept that blistering pace: globally, private companies received $61 billion in funding last month.
Another promising prospect was on the “unicorn front”: 45 companies were added to the Crunchbase Unicorn Board last month, surpassing the January 2021 addition of 43 unicorns. The board is made up of approximately 1,200 companies that have raised $704 billion and are collectively valued at more than $4 trillion.
It’s worth noting that European unicorns have received some of the largest funding, including London-based payments company Checkout.com ($1 billion Series D round) and Estonian delivery company Bolt (Series D round). F of $709 million).
We’ll have to wait and see how the rest of 2022 plays out, but if January is any indication, 2022 could turn out to be another banner year for venture capital funding.
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But while the funding environment for startups in 2022 could be very different from that of 2021 – the year when new records were set for nearly every venture capital funding criteria – January, at least, remained. very solid.