The State of Venture Funding in 2019 in Seven Graphs

Louise Lai
Jul 10, 2019 · 2 min read

As I was prepping for VC associate interviews, I played around with some Crunchbase Pro data to explore the funding landscape in 2019.

The plot types include barplots, boxplots, scatterplots, bubble maps, heat maps and tree maps.

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Smaller rounds are more common
Series B is the most common round for >$10m
More money before, more money next
Same info as above but different kind of plot
Bi-coastal dominance
Late stage ventures have raised more rounds
Customer Service companies dominate


These plots summarize the state of funding in 2019 and confirm certain assumptions, such as:

  • The total amount ever raised is related to the future amount raised
  • San Francisco is by far the largest attractor for funding
  • Companies raising >$10m tend to be raising their Series B
  • Late stage ventures have generally gone through a lot more rounds

And a few surprising ones:

  • Customer Service, Automotive and Biotech are the three largest segments

Hi, I’m Lou! I’m a Master’s student in Data Science looking for an associate role at a VC. I’m passionate about helping startups succeed and learning how to use tech as a defensible moat. Previously, I worked at Microsoft, NASA and co-founded the NYU Entrepreneurs Network. Let’s talk!

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