January’s funding total topped the previous monthly high of the last two years; July 2020 at $38.5 billion. A larger proportion of dollars in these funding spikes was also invested in late-stage venture capital — around 69 percent — with the lion’s share of capital going to Series C+ and private-equity rounds in venture-backed companies. Sectors which grew in January include delivery, robotics, logistics, automotive, fintech, and cloud computing. Travel is not one of them.
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