Over 2019, the number of agreements in the world venture market reduced by 23% (from 30 350 in 2018 down to 23 472 in 2019). A similar decrease happened with the volume of investment. In 2018, the total funds invested in startups was 325 billion dollars, while in 2019 it was 258.8 billion dollars. The market volume was reduced by 20%. The last time such a low volume of transactions was observed five years ago. In Europe, slightly different tendencies are observed. Here, the reduction of transactions was almost 26%. In 2019, there were 5 777 transactions against 7 794 in 2018 (excluding exits). However, the number of transactions increased significantly and set a new record of $39.9 billion (growth by 28%). Reduction of metrics can be the result of operations slowdown in China after trade wars. In Europe, venture capital investments showed mixed results under the negative influence of Brexit, for instance. However, in 2019, 135 unicorns appeared. Investors invested the most in eCommerce, AI, healthcare, logistics, and financial services.