Silicon Valley Funding News - Week of October 31, 2022. Merge Raised $55M Series B led by Accel

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Happy Halloween and hello from Lisbon!  I am still dealing with jet-lag after traveling for a week. Hopefully I will be back to normal soon in Lisbon. =)

Here are a few great reads for this week:

  • 💰 Race Capital Led Martian Wallet $3M Pre-seed round - Martian is the #1 wallet on the Aptos Ecosystem. Over 900K installs 🚀 in less than four months is super impressive. I am so excited to partner with Utkarsh and Sid. Read more.
  • ✏️ Startup Venture Investment in Q3 2022 by GEO (followed by YoY comparison). Per Pitchbook data, companies based in Silicon Valley grabbed nearly 30% of all US funding, more than doubling runner-up NYC. On a global scale, several US metros outpaced countries like India ($2.8B in Q3'22 funding), Japan ($1.2B), and all of LatAm ($1.1B).
    • Silicon Valley: $10.7B (-61%)
    • New York City: $4.8B (-65%)
    • LA: $3.4B (-41%)
    • Boston: $3.2B (-53%)
    • Seattle: $2.0B (+32%)
    • Miami: $1.3B (-15%)
    • DC: $1.2B (+4%)
    • Chicago: $0.7B (-51%)
    • Dallas: $0.6B (+70%)
    • Denver: $0.6B (-16%)
    • Philadelphia: $0.6B (-64%)
    • Austin: $0.5B (-60%)
    • Raleigh: $0.3B (-58%)
    • Atlanta: $0.3B (-68%)
  • 🏛️ Should startups work with governments? FTX has more user than the country of Singapore? Watch my comment at FII.
  •  😨 Anxiety is simmering on Wall Street - Dealmaking was stymied by market volatility, recession fears and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with investment-banking revenue plummeting 43% across the five biggest US banks in the first six months from a year earlier. According to interviews with 10 young bankers, they’re enjoying the boats and the bars, but with lackluster work, plummeting global dealmaking the prospect of shrinking bonuses and layoffs are bringing them down. Read more on Bloomberg
  • 💸 US-based Web3 VC mapping - This is a useful list if you are a Web3 startup founder. 
             

This week a total of 20 startups raised $354.1M in funding, 2 M&As:

  • $92.3M goes to 7 Enterprise startups
  • $68.4M goes to 4 FinTech startups
  • $3.3M goes to 1 Crypto/Web3 startup
  • $40M goes to 1 EdTech startup
  • $7.5M goes to 1 E-Commerce startup
  • $2.1M goes to 1 Marketplace startup
  • $30M goes to 1 Hospitality startup
  • $65.5M goes to 2 Healthcare startups
  • $35M goes to 1 BioTech startup
  • $10M goes to 1 Environmental startup
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