The national trend in venture capital funding in 2021 is clear: more money overall and bigger rounds per deal. Austin’s startup ecosystem fits right in.
Austin startups had landed $3.8 billion in funding across 265 deals three-quarters of the way through 2021, according to data from PitchBook. That already put the metro ahead of 2020’s record-breaking figures. So when we get a finally tally of 2021, the only question is, how much above past high water mark did we get?
Meanwhile, IPOs and major acquisitions are providing big returns for investors that might help perpetuate the acceleration in venture funding for startups in Austin. Two recent examples of that are LiveOak Venture Partners raising a $210 million fund and Next Coast Ventures filing paperwork showing plans to raise a $175 million investing vehicle.
Now, let’s check out the top 22 funding deals for Austin startups in 2021, as we prepare for 2022. Click on the links to get the details.
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