EVCA data – venture investment declining, UK still dominates

By October 14, 2009Venture Capital

The charts below are taken from the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) Barometer just published.

They show venture investment in H1 this year collapsing at a faster rate than I expected and the UK still dominating.

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  • David Jouarisse

    One interesting point is the segmentation early stage / expansion / late stage – Buy out
    In early and epansion phases I wouldn't be astonished the figures are higher in France due to the success of tax incentive funds – which btw can invest across EU…
    UK benefits from a dozen of International funds having offices there for European operations, and they seldom do early stage
    I just wanted to relativize that “UK dominates” and for sure UK and France represent more than 50% of VC investments in Europe, proof of the relative inefficiency of the European VC industry because those two countries do not concentrate 50% of Europe's innovative, growth and entrepreneurial talent…
    //DJ

  • For sure the talent is spread across Europe. I think the bulk of investment happens in London because the support ecosystems are stronger here.

  • I find it interesting how low German venture investments are given they have the largest pop. of all. What´s missing?

  • There is an increasing amount of activity in Germany, but it is small because they started later, as we in the UK started later than our west coast friends.

    The reasons for the different start times are, I think, rooted in cultural attitudes towards risk and entrepreneurship.

  • I find it interesting how low German venture investments are given they have the largest pop. of all. What´s missing?

  • There is an increasing amount of activity in Germany, but it is small because they started later, as we in the UK started later than our west coast friends.

    The reasons for the different start times are, I think, rooted in cultural attitudes towards risk and entrepreneurship.