From a global perspective is slowing the venture capital market for startup investments. Data shows venture investment totals are declining, with the second quarter exacerbating the declines seen in the first quarter of this year. After peaking in late 2021, startups are seeing retail-focused portfolios closing a bit — even as capital continues to flow.
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While Q2 data is still coming out, we have both global data from Crunchbase News and an early look at the US market from PitchBook to lean on. The picture that emerges is somewhat simple: yes, the venture capital market is slowing, but in the United States the declines do not appear to be as bad as some warned.