For the past two 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 first report on tech financing in Europe and Israel, offering an in-depth look at the state of capital investments in European tech companies in full calendar year 2015.
Below are the main take-aways from the report, with a breakdown of what you can expect to find in the full report. Also follow us on Twitter, where we regularly share interesting tidbits from our research.
As you can see, Tech.eu tracked more than 1,500 deals in total, roughly 65% of which had the size of the financing round disclosed. All in all, European technology startups raised approximately €12 billion last year, with ‘fintech’ and ‘e-commerce’ as the most popular verticals, unsurprisingly, alongside ‘health’ and ‘food’.
The most active investors in European technology companies were Germany’s High-Tech Gründerfonds, Index Ventures and the Nordics’ Northzone VC.
Most of the capital flowed to German and British tech startups, and by a large margin. In fact, more than 50% of all the funding rounds raised by European tech companies happened in the UK and Germany. There was also plenty of deal-flow in Israel, not unexpectedly.
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 2015, 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, Spain, France and Israel
– our informed predictions on the future of European tech funding