As we approach the mid-point of 2019’s first quarter, the startup funding environment remains promising, many investors say. After all, multibillion-dollar funds such as Sequoia’s still have plenty to invest even after last year’s record pace. Nearly $131 billion in venture capital was deployed in private companies worldwide in 2018, industry data shows, beating the previous record set in 2000.
Sure, there are reasons for worry, including a volatile stock market, questions about the economy and gathering momentum for tech regulation. But after weathering 2018, there’s reason to expect venture capital funding of startups will hold its own this year.