European venture increasingly favours hi-risk, hi-return investments

By February 24, 2008From mobile

Posted by mobile phone:
This is from the latest Go4Venture report (no link because I’m on my Blackberry);

*The market is increasingly driven by larger deals, with 22 transactions of more than EUR 20mn in 2007, compared to 15 in 2006 and 2005, and only 5 in 2004. This reflects European VCs growing taste for high risk/high reward transactions, which is closer to the behavior of their Silicon Valley brethren.

In my opinion we are moving in the right direction. Adopting a home-run mentality is the best way forward.