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Go4Venture European Tech Scaleup Index Report, Q3 2017

To download the full Q3 report, click here.

Despite recent concerns, investment activity in Europe shows no sign of slowing. Q3 2017 has seen the same number of Scaleup deals as last quarter (131) but we have seen the average deal size grow by 3.7% (from €16.9m to €17.5m) making it the largest quarter for volume and value of European tech financings compared to any other year. Partly due to Scaleup investments (€5-100m) in September 2017 being the largest on record. We saw over double the number of Scaleup deals than the last 2 years and the total amount invested (≥€1m) in Europe went beyond €2 billion in a single month, see September 2017 Bulletin.

This 20 slide report provides an overview of the European tech Scaleup market in Q3 2017. The Go4Venture Scaleup Index is a range (€5-100m) taken from the Go4Venture European Tech Headline Transactions Index (HTI). Report contents:

  • Slides 4-11: Size and Stage of Scaleup Investments
  • Slides 12-13: Investors Participating in Scaleup Investments
  • Slide 14: Scaleup Investments by Sector
  • Slides 15-16: Scaleup Investments by Geography
  • Slides 17-19: Go4Venture Profiled Transactions

The Q3 2017 Scaleup Index Report shows:

  1. The total value of Series A and B rounds has doubled, Series C even more so. Investors are committing more money in early stage ‘futuristic’ tech, with AI driven Startups gaining large funding in Series A rounds. UK-based Venture Capital firm, Balderton Capital, has been one of the most active investors across all stages (Series A– Late Stage).
  2. Partech Ventures and Balderton Capital have been the most active investors in Scaleup deals this quarter. Innovation financing continues to be the interest of every investor as ‘generalist’ investors continue to feature in over half of Scaleup investments, leading ¼ deals this quarter.
  3. Fintech companies are now receiving more investment than any other industry. Increasingly more companies are implementing AI into their business models and attracting more investment than ever. Zero-inventory Marketplace models are increasingly more popular than traditional eCommerce models.
  4. The UK continues to lead number and value of Scaleup investments and after seeing France and Germany neck and neck last quarter (see Q2 2017 report), we are now seeing France steal second place in our top 10 with Partech making the most investments in the country. Activity in other countries is relatively subdued.

To read the rest of the editorial and the full Q3 report, click here.

The Go4Venture Team

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