That hasn’t happened. As venture capitalists and tourist investors have pulled back, CVCs have continued to grow their presence and stake in venture deals. According to PitchBook data, CVCs have been involved in 2,275 deals, collectively valued at $81.5 billion, this year through the third quarter. While this year isn’t on track to match 2021’s record CVC participation in terms of capital invested — $151.6 billion — 2022 has already passed 2020’s prior record of $78.1 billion. But what is most interesting from the Q3 data is the fact that the percentage of deals that include a corporate investor is at a record high so far in 2022. More than a quarter of U.S. venture deals this year, 25.6%, included a corporate backer, up an entire percentage point from 2021.
CVCs maintain stake in one-quarter of deals despite overall venture pullback by Rebecca Szkutak originally published on TechCrunch