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Venture Pulse: Asia’s Coming up Fast

Anna O'Hare
Published on July 30, 2015

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We have more than 300 investors coming to RISE – a substantial proportion of the entire VC community in Asia. The good news is that VC-backed companies in the region are powering ahead and the ecosystem is incredibly active. In fact, according to Venture Pulse Q2 ’15, a mix of traditional VC sources mixed with hedge funds, private equity and corporates led to $15 billion invested into VC-backed companies in the first two quarters of 2015. This puts Asia on track for 45% growth year-over year. The report found that North America, unsurprisingly, continues to lead global VC activity. kpmg
But Asia is coming up fast.
There were nine new Asian unicorns – VC backed companies with valuations in excess of $1 billion – in Q2 alone. Take a look at some other key Asian stats from the report: It’s our hope that in some small way RISE will help contribute to those stats for Q3. Not long to go now… The Venture Pulse is the first in a quarterly VC report series from KPMG International and VC data company CB Insights.