2021 registered record figures in the realm of corporate venturing.

In 2021, GCV Analytics tracked 5,047 deals worth an estimated $298.1bn of total capital raised. Both the deal count and the total dollars registered considerable year-on-year increases (40% and 27%) versus the 3,607 transactions worth an estimated $131.22bn reported in 2020. These are indubitably strong and impressive numbers for any industry, business or portfolio.

Four out of every 10 tracked corporate-backed transactions in 2021 took place in the US (a total of 2,091). Other notable innovation geographies on the global scene were Japan (666), China (414), India (298) and the UK (249). Read more insights on corporate venturing capital data in the upcoming World of Corporate Venturing 2022 report.

Global view of deals 2021