The recently published Q4 2016 MoneyTree Venture Capital Funding Report shows:
- 22% increase in Europe investments
- Reduction in US investments overall
- 37% reduction in Silicon Valley investments
Europe invested $3b in 498 deals while the US put $12.2b into 1065 deals. The deal size in Europe remains at approximately half that of the US, with an average of $6m (EU) vs. $11.5m (US).
The report also highlights AI as one of the large growth areas, and we see huge potential in this space over the next few years.
We feel the European Venture Capital space is one that offers huge potential, with much more capital efficient businesses. We continue to work with the best European companies to progress both the expansion of the European Startup Community, and the maturing of the market.
We look forward to being a part of the rise of the European start up community.
Deals continue fall, hitting 5-year quarterly low Broad-based decline in deals across major tech hubs in CA and NY; DC/Metroplex emerged as one of the brighter spots Internet holds top sector spot, Mobile & Telecom bumps Healthcare for second Artificial Intelligence companies beat overall slowdown Internet was the top US sector in four of the past five quarters Q4’16 was led by Internet, Healthcare, Mobile, Software, and Hardware The three most active venture capitalists in the quarter were NEA, 500 Startups, and True Ventures. Global Global deals dropped 16% on a full-year basis versus 2015. North America saw funding into the region drop below $13B for the first time since Q’14, but Canada was a bright spot. Funding jumped 22% in Europe and deals rose. Asia saw deals and dollars plunge.