Venture investment in Europe holds up

The following data is courtesy of James Brocket of Headhunters CallibreOne. They do a lot of work for VC backed companies and compile stats on activity in the sector:

  • More venture capital was put to work in Europe in Q1 than ever before – the $1.3bn total was way higher than the previous peak in Q107
  • UK was leading the charge with $592m of deals – which is more than the previous three quarters combined
  • The average deal size for Europe broke $10m for the first time – largely on the back of some big deals in the UK, including $100m in Spinvox
  • The average deal size in the UK was $11.9m which is higher than the US figure of $11.6m
  • Oh stop it Nick – stop it right now!

    You can twist the figures all you like CalibreOne but I want someone to actually publish a list of UK internet companies in the last year that have received investment from UK and European VC’s…

    Anyone dare?

  • Oh stop it Nick – stop it right now!

    You can twist the figures all you like CalibreOne but I want someone to actually publish a list of UK internet companies in the last year that have received investment from UK and European VC’s…

    Anyone dare?

  • nic

    The numbers don’t lie Phil πŸ™‚

  • nic

    The numbers don’t lie Phil πŸ™‚

  • Good points (Nic and Phil) – we need some lists…..

  • Good points (Nic and Phil) – we need some lists…..

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