Virtual Reality Investor Activity Declined After Years of Strong Growth

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How has investor appetite in virtual reality (VR) evolved throughout the years? In this blog post we examine the total investments by year into this sector to help answer that question. The graph below shows the total number of investors in all deals stacked by quarters.

Virtual Reality Investors Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, investor activity in VR has decreased drastically in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of VR investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is 18%. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 139 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 55% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 126% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. Taking all these data points together, we can see that investor appetite for VR deals has dwindled significantly in recent years.

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