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Coresight Bites: Venture Capital Funding Trends in US Retail

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  • Coresight Research has identified corporate evolution as a key trend to watch in retail and a component trend of Coresight Research’s RESET framework for change.
  • In 2021, the overall value of VC funding transactions in the US retail and consumer goods industry more than doubled from 2020 to $6.5 billion, despite a slight reduction in the number of transactions.
  • VC financing transactions included companies in the consumer discretionary and consumer staples sectors, such as apparel and footwear stores, automotive retailers, breweries, consumer electronics manufacturers, food retailers, furniture and home-furnishing retailers, Internet and direct marketing retailers, packaged foods manufacturers, personal care products manufacturers, restaurants, sporting goods retailers and software retailers, among others.
  • We expect the strong retail-focused VC funding trends (in terms of value) in the US to continue in 2022.

Click the image below to read about the rapid expansion of VC funding in US retail, as well as full lists of recently completed, announced and active retail-focused VC transactions.