UK Startups Secure $3.6B VC Funding from January to April 2024 – Report

The UK reportedly witnessed the announcement of 389 venture capital (VC) funding deals worth $3.6 billion from January to April 2024.

This is a year-on-year (YoY) decline “of 21.4% in terms of deal volume and 32.8% in terms of value,” according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

An analysis of GlobalData’s Deals Database reveals “that a total of 495 VC deals were announced during January-April 2023 while the corresponding value of these deals stood at $5.4 billion.”

Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments:

“Venture funding activity declined considerably in the UK as global economic headwinds are taking toll on investor sentiments. The UK also saw a fall in volume of high-value VC deals (≥ $100 million) during January-April 2024 compared to the same period in previous year.”

The high-value VC deals include $431 million “raised by Monzo, $112 million capital by Exohood Labs, $110 million by Skyports, $110 million capital by Build A Rocket Boy and $100 million funding by Oxford Quantum Circuits.”

Bose adds:

“Despite the setback, the UK continues to remain the top European market for VC funding activity and is also among the top five global markets in terms of deal volume as well as value.

The UK accounted for 7.1% of the total number of VC deals announced globally “during January-April 2024 while its share in terms of corresponding value stood at 4.8%.”

As clarified in the upate, historic data may “change in case some deals get added to previous months because of a delay in disclosure of information in the public domain.”

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