Rankings & Research

Exit markets are felt the pinch, but corporate acquisitions have continued to display remarkable strength.
IPOs come back from the dead, thanks to four VC-backed biotech companies debuting
The venture-backed stock index falls again, but only by 2.89 points and could be rebounding back up
The good times may be over for late-stage companies, which have seen their valuations drop, but round sizes for VC deals aren’t not even close to shrinking
M&A proceeds spiked in December thanks to Bristol-Myers' $2.1 billion acquisition of Cardioxyl, the largest acquisition of a venture-backed company in 2015
Last year's VC-backed M&A total was a little more than $20 billion, about equal the WhatsApp acquisition the year before
Lightspeed and Kik head up the list of top venture fundings for Canadian companies in 2015
Venture firms nationwide raised more than $29 billion in 2015, nearly on par with the year before, according to preliminary data
Sequoia Capital backed the most companies and invested the largest amount of capital in 2015, according to preliminary data
China has come a long way as a venture capital center. Just slightly less than a quarter of worldwide VC dollars have targeted companies in the nation over the past two years, a record level.

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