(Almost) as strong as ever, no matter what you read in the press.
Simple. There are more seed funds than ever, both in terms of brand new funds, and established seed and other venture firms raising their next fund.
This is one of the best environments in years in terms of raising new VC funds, and as a result, there’s more capital to do more seed deals than in quite some time.
Now … the Mass FOMO we saw, at least in SaaS, up until the February 2016 Drop still hasn’t returned:
Valuations have mostly recovered, but deals still take longer than until the Drop, and investors are doing more diligence than before the peak of dealmaking in Summer of 2015.
But everyone has a new fund.
And they all want to invest.