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CVCs remained consistent investors in 2022


Amid the venture industry’s funding slowdown in 2022, nontraditional investors like hedge funds and private equity firms ran for the hills. Many assumed that corporate venture capital funds would, too — but they didn’t.
These strategic backers remained consistent in 2022 and, according to PitchBook data, actually increased their presence in venture deals. In 2022, CVCs participated in 26.2% of venture deals, up only a hair over 2021’s 25.6%. While this isn’t a meaningful change by any means, it does stand out because every other category of crossover investor participated less in 2022 than in 2021.
While regular venture firm fundraising isn’t expected to be particularly robust this year — and funding overall has continued to slump s …

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