The first quarter of 2016 has come to a close: European and Israeli startups raised €4.8 billion across 790 deals in Q1, including Spotify’s recent $1 billion debt round.
The European and Israeli startup ecosystems are accelerating: according to Tech.eu’s data, tech companies raised a combined €2.6 billion across 527 deals in the first two months of 2016, a significant year-on-year increase on both fronts.
In January 2016, Tech.eu tracked 254 funding deals, totalling €1.6 billion. We take a look at these numbers and highlight some interesting facts.
Our Q2 funding analysis discovered a gap between European funds being raised and capital being invested in Europe’s companies. Tom Wehmeier of Atomico shares his insights on this with us.
Thanks to Spotify, Sweden raised the second most money in Europe in Q2, but how did they stack up to the rest of the Nordics when it came to raising venture capital? Neil Murray takes a detailed look.
European tech companies raised €3.47 billion in Q2 2015, in 275 funding rounds. We took a look at where this money went, and analysed what this means for the European technology scene.