Q4 kept up the break neck pace for 2018 global HR tech VC, and while it didn’t surpass Q3 it came close, propelling to nearly four times the dollars invested in 2017.

Nearly $1.2 billion was invested in HR technology startups globally in Q4, bringing the total for 2018 to a staggering $4.01 billion.

We’ve added a bit to the report this quarter/year. You’ll find our initial thoughts on the total addressable market and total serviceable market for HR tech in the U.S. Soon to be followed by a more detailed report, including the U.K. market and then extending globally. We also added a breakdown on the top VC firms investing in HR technology this year. You’ll find the top 50 deals for the year and of course the entire list of deals for 2018 with sortable columns for your enjoyment. As usual, we dig into the categories and sub-categories, breaking down the high level trends.

We’ve extended our list of sources for the report to nearly twenty. While we can’t ever be sure that we’ve got every deal – especially the early stage investments – we think we have the most thorough, and the only one that pairs industry insights along with the numbers.

Look for the first HRWins 2018 Global HR Tech M&A Report later this month. We’ve been working on that for seven or 8 months. It looks more than ready for prime time.

You might notice the site is brand new, you’ll find our live feed and deal-by-deal analysis here.

Enjoy the report. Please let me know us know if you have any questions, or how we can make it better. Also, please do share it, if you find it valuable.

Here’s to a safe and prosperous 2019 for everyone.

Happy New Year!