Pitchbook and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) collaborated on a recently published study on VC and PE activity in 2018.  The highlights cover 18 key trends.  Here are a couple illustrative findings:

Private Equity involvement in VC deals has risen to a 10 year high

Ptchbook-NVCA US VC deals with PE involvement 2018

$25M+ Deals Now Represent the Majority of Early Stage Deals

Pitchbook-NVCA $25M+ Majoroty early stage deals 2018

Here’s a link to the summary that highlights 18 key charts to illustrate VS trends in 2018.  Here’s a link to download the entire 30 page report.

By John Mecke

John is a 25 year veteran of the enterprise technology market. He has led six global product management organizations for three public companies and three private equity-backed firms. He played a key role in delivering a $115 million dividend for his private equity backers – a 2.8x return in less than three years. He has led five acquisitions for a total consideration of over $175 million. He has led eight divestitures for a total consideration of $24.5 million in cash. John regularly blogs about product management and mergers/acquisitions.