Crunchbase: global startup funding in 2023 clocks in at lowest level in five years

A slower final quarter ended a lackluster year for global startup funding as venture capital investors continued to hold back in 2023, Crunchbase data showed Thursday. Global startup investment in 2023 reached $285 billion — marking a 38 percent decline year over year, down from the $462 billion invested in 2022.

Crunchbase: global sustainability-focused funding holds up well in 2023

While 2023 has been a down year for startup investment in most industries, cleantech and sustainability-focused categories have held up comparatively well, Crunchbase said Tuesday. Per Crunchbase data, global investors have poured approximately $13.9 billion this year into companies working on everything from battery recycling to water-conserving crops.…

Cybersecurity funding falls 63 percent in second quarter, says Crunchbase

Venture funding for cybersecurity dropped to just slightly more than $1.6 billion in the just completed second quarter — a 63 percent drop from the same quarter last year when startups saw nearly $4.3 billion, Crunchbase said on Tuesday.

Asia startup funding falls 50 percent in first half as late stage continues decline, says Crunchbase

Funding to startups in Asia in the first half of 2023 dropped 50 percent from the previous year — spurred on by fewer large, late rounds, and mirroring the global venture market, Crunchbase said Thursday.