FinTech rules in Europe, but which other industry verticals are popular with investors? (A report)

What are European tech firms 'good at', at least according to the investors fuelling their tanks? In our latest report, we've analysed the most funded verticals in Europe.

Our latest report is out today, offering an in-depth look at the must funded verticals in Europe. A lot has been said about what Europe is supposedly 'good at', but there's little data available to back up the claims and anecdotal 'evidence'.

We dove into the data we've accumulated over the past years and came up with a list, and thoroughly analysed, the 10 verticals that have seen the most investment in Europe in the first half of 2015.

Unsurprisingly, Europe-based Fintech (financial technology) startups have proved the most popular with investors this year, with companies like Kreditech, Funding Circle, WorldRemit and TransferWise raising big rounds.

But the most remarkable thing about fintech investments in Europe is that there have been so many deals. To wit, there have been 58 disclosed investments into European fintech startups in the first half of this year alone, compared to 28 - less than half - into the Security vertical (the number two when it comes to number of deals). most funded verticals europe analytics

Other popular verticals we've identified and analysed include Food, Fashion and Music, though a lot of that has to do with a small number of mega-rounds of financing. The influence of startup factory and investment firm Rocket Internet on the data is also undeniably huge.

Not in the top 10, undoubtedly surprising to many, are otherwise investable industry verticals such as Gaming, Hardware, Transport and Education Technology. Check out our analysis if you'd like to learn why we believe this to be the case (and why it might change).

To learn (a lot) more about what Europe excels at, according to the investors who are effectively deploying capital, buy the report now for £69.

In the report, you will find the list of 10 most funded verticals in Europe, with a geographic split for each, the top funding rounds per sector, the total amount raised as well as the number of deals. We've also tracked the average round size for each of the 10 analysed verticals, and ranked them by number of deals in H1 2015. It's not all data and charts; you can find our analysis and main conclusions at the end of the report.

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Feedback on the report (and anything else related to always welcome!

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