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U.S. Venture Capital Funding Surges to $55.6 Billion in Second Quarter

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Record-breaking quarter sees highest total in two years for VC funding

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U.S. venture capital funding surged to $55.6 billion in the second quarter, marking the highest quarterly total in two years, according to recent data. Investors' ongoing excitement around building and adopting artificial intelligence has fuelled the recovery of venture-capital funding in 2021. This year alone, 18 firms have raised a combined $5 billion for climate funds, including Blackhorn Ventures, Clean Energy Ventures, and Chevron. Andreessen Horowitz and Bitkraft Ventures are among the high-profile VCs that have closed large gaming funds in recent months.

2021 set a new record for venture capital investments in the United States, amounting to approximately 345 billion U.S. dollars. Driven by hefty investments in AI, venture capital funding sees a significant rise, reversing previous declines. Eight years ago, Bill Gates and a group of his closest billionaire acquaintances launched an incredibly well-funded venture capital group. Thanks to AI, American venture funding reached its highest quarterly total in two years, with VC investments for the second quarter surpassing all expectations.

2024 kicked off with significant momentum, thanks to sizeable investments in healthcare, energy, and AI. The venture capital landscape continues to evolve rapidly, with new funds and partnerships emerging to support innovative startups across various industries. As the global economy recovers from the impact of the pandemic, investors are increasingly looking to support cutting-edge technologies and disruptive business models. Research

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