UK and Germany driving growth in European venture

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I’m sure there are lots of reasons for this, but an important one is political support. The UK government has done a great job of supporting the UK startup ecosystem over the last few years, most notably through tax incentives for investors.

 

  • TheAnonymousInvestor

    The UK political support through SEIS and EIS is a ticking timebomb – it has good intentions but there will be a lot of investors getting burnt and an increasing number of startups going burst (which didn’t deserve to get financed in the first place)

  • http://www.theequitykicker.com brisbourne

    Mistakes are being made by investors, but then mistakes always get made. There are probably more of them now, but I don’t think so much that we will see a collapse of any sort.

  • http://rocksventures.com Luc Boilly

    Interesting trends when comparing 2011 and 2014 : UK and Germany at 1.8X , Russia and Spain at 2.5X , and France at 1.08X unfo (I am biased 😉 ). What would be interesting is to have the split per stages and deal values.

  • Rmicals

    Exactly right Nic – mistakes are and will be made and they should be.I think the point of the EIS/SEIS scheme is with the government rebate you have much less to lose so it makes the bet worth it.

  • http://www.theequitykicker.com brisbourne

    Yes. That would be interesting. Anecdotally I hear that the challenge in France is with later stage deals.

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