Venture Capital Market

Goals

To obtain a financial analysis of the US VC market, the amount of capital available for investment, and the number of total private equity companies US and global. To obtain an analysis of the large, medium, small players and the percentage of investments in various industries, specifically in the US, specifically, the percentage invested in the nutraceutical space in the manufacturing industry.

Early Findings

Industries

  • As of 2017, the industries that attracted the most venture capital in the US were
    • Software: 36.2%
    • Biotechnology: 17.3%
    • Media and entertainment: 9.5%

VC Overview

Manufacturing

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  • According to the National Venture Capital Association, manufacturing accounts for $30 billion of VC investments.
  • In 2017, Pharma and biotech manufacturing sectors received 15 percent of the VC investments in this industry.

Proposed next steps:

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Our initial research was able to obtain part of the information required. We propose continued research in obtaining an analysis of the US and global VC market. This analysis will include the number of total private equity companies in the US and globally.
Additionally, we will obtain an analysis of the large, medium, small players and the percentage of investments in various industries, globally and in the US. We will also determine the percentage invested in the nutraceutical space in the manufacturing industry.