SVB - State of Markets
The State of the Markets by Silicon Valley Bank highlights the latest trends for an innovation economy that reached new heights in 2021 with venture investment doubling to a record $333 billion. Here are three takeaways from the report:
1. Exceptional VC investment growth in 2021
US VC investment doubled 2020’s record high fueled by both record levels of US VC fundraising and extensive participation from hybrid PE/VC investors.
2. Growth expected to level set in 2022
With the drop in the US markets, it is questionable whether 2022 will see the same level of growth experienced in 2021, yet growth is expected to continue at a more sustainable rate.
3. Persistent headwinds continue
Innovation companies continue to experience challenges including hiring talent, market inflation and supply chain delays resulting in increased costs.