SINGAPORE (Apr 11): Venture capital (VC) investment in 2018 had a rousing start, with US$49.3 billion ($64.5 billion) raised across 2,661 deals in 1Q, just shy of the global record for a single quarter, according to KPMG’s quarterly report on global VC trends, Venture Pulse Q1 2018.

A record-breaking US$29.4 billion of investment in the Americas – including US$28.2 billion in the US alone – combined with high investment in Asia helped fuel the strong VC market.

Despite venture capital deals declining, the median deal size globally has been continuously increasing across all deal stages during the quarter, reaching US$1.3 million for angel and seed stage rounds, US$7.7 million for early stage rounds, and US$15 million for later stage rounds.

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