For the past few years, the Tech.eu team has been meticulously keeping track of all funding and M&A deals involving European technology companies. Today, we’re releasing our report on tech financing in Europe and Israel, offering an in-depth look at the state of capital investments in European tech companies in Q4 and full calendar year 2016.
The report is available for purchase here for just £150 (approximately €170).
Below are the main take-aways from the report, with a breakdown of what you can expect to find in the full report. Follow us on Twitter, where we share interesting tidbits from our research.
As you can see, Tech.eu tracked more than 3,420 deals across Europe, Turkey and Israel. All in all, European technology startups raised approximately €16.2 billion last year, more than ever, with ‘fintech’ and ‘health’ as the most popular verticals, alongside ‘marketing’ and ‘music’.
This is a reflection of a growing ecosystem (or collection of ecosystems): the number of deals was up a whopping 32% compared to 2015, while the total investment volume grew by almost 12%.
The most active investors in European technology companies were Bpifrance, Germany’s High-Tech Gründerfonds, Index Ventures and Kima Ventures.
Most of the capital flowed to Israeli and UK-based tech startups, but the increased deal-flow and investment volume in France was the true highlight of 2016. Germany saw a drop-off compared to 2015, notably due to Rocket Internet’s decline and slowdown in terms of investments. Sweden, meanwhile, keeps fighting the good fight.
What else will you be able to learn from the full report?
– breakdowns of funding rounds per stage, country, quarter, vertical and size disclosure
– analysis of the top 20 funding rounds in 2016, top Series A rounds, etc.
– insights, medians and average of EU tech funding rounds per stage
– a deep look at the number of deals, and funding rounds sizes per geography
– an overview and analysis of the most active investors in European tech companies
– a detailed analysis of the UK, Germany, Sweden, France and Israel
– our informed predictions on the future of European tech funding