I read these stats in the Financial Times this morning and thought I’d record them for posterity. As you can see the UK and especially London had good years for VC investment last year. We’re still a long way behind the US though where $47bn was invested in 2014 (no 2015 stats yet, all data from CB Insights). If you adjust for a 5x difference in population the picture is better, but we are still only 45% of the US on a per capita basis.
It’s also interesting to note that London is accounted for a larger share of UK investment in 2015 than 2014 (64% vs 48%).