Consumer Internet Dominates Europe’s VC Small but Thriving Ecosystem: Clipperton


May 8, 2013

European tech startups have received USD 1.4bn so far this year (first quarter of 2013), which is roughly four times less than what was invested in the US, according to Clipperton Finance. The European ecosystem for innovative company financing is covered in a new research based newsletter from Clipperton, leveraging data provided from Digimind. Intel leads worldwide as the top investor. (Image source: Digimind)

Other findings from the report

  • Information technology dominates the European scene with two thirds of overall investment value in Q1 2013. Within IT, Consumer Internet is the number one investment segment in Europe;
  • UK is the top investment destination, followed by France and Germany at comparable levels;
  • The value per deal analysis shows some signs of polarization. There were only a few larger transactions of >USD 50 million
  • A good level of activity in Seed and in the USD 1 to 5 million range, while Series B and Series C rounds (USD 5 to 30 million ) are scarce;
  • Consumer Internet deals are growing in value, but exhibit a low median value per deal ($1.7m);
  • Cleantech start-ups seem to be experiencing a “severe financing crunch but Q1 2013 was much better than the end of 2012.
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