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European Tech Scaleup Index Report, Q2 2017

To download the full Q2 report, click here.

2017 continues to surpass all market expectations. Q2 2017 has seen the highest volume and value of European tech financings compared to any other year or quarter. In part to do with May being a watershed month in European tech financing with the amount total amount invested in Europe exceeding €2 billion, as featured in the May Bulletin.

This 20 slide report provides an overview of the European tech Scaleup market in Q2 2017. The Scaleup Index is a range (€5-100m) taken from the Go4Venture European Tech Headline Transactions Index (HTI). Report contents:

  • Slides 4-10: Size and Stage of Scaleup Investments
  • Slides 11-12: Investors Participating in Scaleup Investments
  • Slide 13: Scaleup Investments by Sector
  • Slides 14-16: Scaleup Investments by Geography
  • Slides 17-20: Go4Venture Profiled Scaleup Transactions

The Q2 2017 Scaleup Index Report shows:

  1. Volume and value of Scaleup investments (€5-100m) have been increasing year on year with Scaleup investments making up half of the total value of investments ≥€1m.
  2. Europe is experiencing a surge in investments €5-20m this quarter, as investors are widely active in Scaleup Series A rounds, Series B even more so, as we are seeing Series B deals double in size.
  3. Accel and Northzone are leading the most Scaleup investments this quarter with France-based Alven Capital, an early-stage VC firm which targets companies with high growth potential and backed by French founders, and Idinvest jointly participating in the most Scaleup investments.
  4.  Innovation financing is now the remit of every investor with corporate investors and generalist investors becoming more prominent, 32% of deals were lead by “generalist” investors and 57% of deals featured a “generalist” investor.
  5. Internet, followed by Software, continues to be the main focus of most investors. It is clear to see that investors have been actively investing in diverse Fintech companies and online Marketplaces across a wide range of countries over the past year, which is a positive sign for the overall European market. See our recent blogs, “European fintech in focus: fundamentals too strong” and “European Online Marketplaces in Focus: where all the money is going”.
  6. Europe is now awash with capital as investors realise the Continent’s diversity creates vibrant innovation. UK is leading Scaleup Tech investment, Germany and France neck and neck.

 

To read the rest of the editorial and the full Q2 report, click here.

The Go4Venture Team

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