PrivCo Report – Top 20 Venture Capital Rounds (2014)
With the close of another year of Venture Capital rounds, PrivCo used its advanced deal search tools determine the Top 20 Largest VC Funding Rounds of 2014, based on funding raised per round. Uber Technologies, the on demand car service, continued along its steep growth curve and tied itself for the #1 spot (second year running) and raised a whopping $2.4 Billion in 2014 over two separate rounds.
Software platforms, Online Marketplaces, and Mobile Application companies made up the entirety of the PrivCo Top 20 Largest VC Rounds in 2014. Like the 2013’s Top 11 List, the biggest rounds in 2014 remained tech-focused. However, dollars invested increased substantially as the Top 11 in 2013 accounted for a total of $2.2 Billion, surpassed last year by Uber alone. The Top 11 in 2014 raised a total of $8.2 Billion, four times more than in 2013. The Venture Capital world has begun to hone in on the incredible rise of the Asian startup tech scene as Chinese electronics company Xiaomi and Indian E-marketplace Flipkart followed Uber with the third and fourth largest rounds – each raising upward of $1 Billion in their respective rounds.