How online marketplaces fared in H1 2022

Online Marketplaces have managed to stay afloat in spite of a slowing market. Funding, combined enterprise value, and unicorn creation slowed down, but numbers remained above pre-pandemic records. And while the value of exits has fallen, the number of exits happening is close to an all time high.

In collaboration with our partner, Adevinta Ventures, we’ve put together an in-depth report of everything you need to know on how Marketplaces fared in the first half of 2022.

Report - Marketplaces H1 2022

Compared to the previous H2 2021, there was a 41% drop in VC funding and 31% fall for year-on-year funding compared to H1 2021, but it’s not all bad news.

The silver lining? Marketplaces raised more VC funding in H1 2022 than in pre-pandemic half years, including the previous record set in H2 2018. The combined VC funding raised for Marketplaces was also higher than competing sectors like Health and Transportation & Enterprise Software.

Fintech marketplaces attracted the most VC funding in H1 2022, $10.8B. While Food Delivery, Logistics and Crypto & DeFi were the highest funded sub-industries.

Fintech, Food and Health marketplaces raised the most with mega rounds from notable unicorns: Flexport, Getir, Swiggy and Bolt.

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As part of the market slowed down, cash availability decreased and exit values dropped significantly, but the number of exits in marketplaces had an almost record breaking semester in H1 as acquisitions soared.

Discover more on trends in funding, exits and Marketplace sectors in the complete Marketplaces H1 2022 Report.

Report - Marketplaces H1 2022