July Startup Funding Increased 71% YoY, 2015 YTD Up 76% So Far

This post is part of our Startup Funding Benchmarking Series exploring the allocation, concentration, and macro trends in the financing of high growth startups.


Startup funding continued it’s dramatic upward trend in July, with a 71% year-over-year increase in total dollars allocated. Total funding in July 2014 was $7.7 billion, compared to $13.2 billion in July 2015.

July 2015 vs 2014 YoY startup venture capital funding

Comparing the first seven months of 2014 to 2015 echoed the same trend with a year-over-year increase of 76%, from $46.4 billion in 2014 to $81.9 billion in 2015 year-to-date (January 1st to July 31st of 2014 and 2015, respectively).

July 2015 YTD vs 2014 YTD pace venture capital funding

Forecasting the Highest U.S. Fundraising Year Since 2000

Given the steady increase in funding dollars allocated in July 2015, our prediction that “2015 U.S. Startup Funding is on Pace to Reach Highest Levels Since 2000” continues to look probable, and we will update our forecast at the end of Q3.

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