In the past 10 years, the venture capital market has been growing continuously. In the United States, the market scale reached $118 billion in 2018, the highest scale throughout the history. There was a dramatic increase in scale between 2017 and 2018, approximately by 36%. In addition, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the international venture capital investment market has reached 27%, implying a global growth trend in the venture capital market.
Total U.S. Venture Capital Investments
Although investing in venture capital involves high risk, venture capitals have higher potential returns than other public investment. Although venture capitals have low possibility of success, the return is twice the average growth rate of public security market indexes such as S&P 500 and Russell 2000.
Private Investment Performances Between Fund Indices