Venture Capital Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 5/30/2022
SIC Codes: 6799
NAICS Codes: 523910
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Companies in this industry invest capital in new business ventures. Major venture capital firms include Accel, Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates, and Sequoia Capital (all based in the US), as well as Amadeus Capital Partners (UK), Globis Capital Partners (Japan), Nexus Venture Partners (India), and Singulariteam and Viola Ventures (both based in Israel).

Globally, venture capital investment exceeded $254 billion in 2018, up from $174 billion in 2017. The US is the global center for venture capital, followed by Asia and Europe. While China dominates VC investment in Asia, deal volume there is declining, according to KPMG's Venture Pulse. India and Israel are other growing markets for venture capital.

The US venture capital industry includes about 1,300 firms that manage about 2,200 active venture funds with a total value of $444 billion in 2019, according to the 2020 National Venture Capital Association Yearbook. In 2010-2019, approximately $761 billion was invested in more than 87,000 venture-backed companies in the US.


Demand is driven primarily by the pace of technological innovation and the number of companies created to commercialize new technologies. The profitability of individual companies depends on successfully choosing and managing a portfolio of investments. Large firms have advantages in attracting capital, developing expertise in multiple technology markets, and funding large deals. Small companies can compete effectively by concentrating on specific market sectors or geographic areas.

Individual, or angel, investors, and large companies ...

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