Wednesday, 31 July 2019

VC funding

Yeah. America and China. Should I care? Should you care?

Global venture capital (VC) investment witnessed a gradual decline in two consecutive months (May and June) in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, primarily due to a decline in the total number of VC investments in the US and China, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

I'll be honest with you, dear reader(s), I would rather write about music, BUT(!) ... 'This is a finance blog, boss.' Yes, Voice. Sadly.

The US and China collectively accounted for more than 60% of the total investment volume (including investments with disclosed funding value) during Q2 2019. The total number of VC investments in these two markets declined from 1,003 in April to 961 in May and 775 in June 2019.

I just don't know.

On the other hand, few key markets outside these two markets registered an upswing in deal volume, though they failed to completely offset the overall decline. The UK, France and Canada were among the few key countries that continued to witness consistent growth in VC investments during the review period.

The UK?! Ha! That won't last long. / The latest is, a trade deal between the US and the UK will probably be blocked by Congress if an Insane Brexit damages the Good Friday agreement. Various muppets keep saying we don't need the EU because we've got the US. Well, we might not have the US. It's all going to be a disaster, man. Listen! I enjoy fantasy as much as the next fantasist, but this Brexit fantasy will fuck up millions of people.

Anyway, back to the VC stuff -

Aurojyoti Bose, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, says: "With the ongoing US-China trade dispute showing no signs of slowdown, VC investors in these two markets will keep a close watch on the developments. Investment activity is also expected to be influenced by Brexit uncertainty. However, companies in other countries, more specifically in the emerging economies, are expected to be on the radar of VC investors more than ever before."

Oh! You see?! / And -

A total of 1,495 deals (with disclosed deal value) were announced in April 2019, out of which low value deals accounted for 75.5%. It was the only month to record US$1bn+ deal in Q2 2019. The month also had two deals in the range of US$500m-US$1,000m. The US topped with a total of 891 VC funding deals, whereas China held a distant second position with 112 deals in April.

Yeah, yeah. Okay, okay.


Uh. Ah! Maybe we should talk about music, kook(s). My music. 'You can do the talking, boss, and they can listen.' That's right, Voice.

I'm only one lyric away from having all the material I need for the Citizen Kane of albums. You can't put six world-beaters on one album, man, and not get that result ... as long as the album is recorded in a competent manner, of course, which it will be. I'll demand a top producer! Maybe Mark Ronson.

The other five songs are bread-and-butter classics. Every song is a potential single. That's got to be a good thing in the age of streaming ... ? Yes! It will be the only studio album in history that sounds like a greatest hits package. / I think Paul McCartney once said that you shouldn't do that. 'Don't listen to him, Mikey!' No! It will be all right because of the different structures, styles, and moods, and the order of the songs. I've written each song ... with all the other songs in mind. You dig? / Anyway, it's the age of streaming, son. Daughter. A lot of people will dip in and out.