Most active venture-capital market investors in Europe as of Q2 2018

Leading investors for venture capital-backed European enterprises as of 2nd quarter 2018, by deals completed

by James Cherowbrier, last edited May 16, 2019
Most active venture-capital market investors in Europe as of Q2 2018 Venture capital investors specialize in identifying and investing in start-ups and small businesses that have the potential for long-term growth. These investment companies often focus on companies that are either innovating a current market or in fact creating a new market segment. These companies not only invest with money but will also offer technical or managerial support. VC investment firms either take a broad approach to companies in which they invest in or will specialize in a specific technology. In 2017, the Deep tech sector and the Fintech industry where the leading sectors for VC investments in Europe.
Venture capital exits

Venture capital investors do not only make money by holding shares in a company. Venture capital exits are when an investor decides they want to sell off part or all their stake held in a company. In some cases, this is because they are writing off a bad investment or often because they want to create more capital for further investment.

There are Unicorns in Europe

Occasionally a venture capital firm gets their investment correct. When a privately held start-up company reaches a valuation of over one billion U.S dollars they become a unicorn. VC investment companies such as Accel Partners have become specialists in creating unicorns with the company boasting the most of these magical creatures held in portfolio as of 2018. Location wise, the United Kingdom leads in the number of unicorns created.
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Leading investors for venture capital-backed European enterprises as of 2nd quarter 2018, by deals completed

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Number of deals completed
High Venture Capital31
Bpifrance Investissement SAS26
Funding London13
Localglobe LLP10
High-Tech Gruenderfonds Management GmbH10
Index Ventures10
Business Growth Fund PLC10
Downing LLP10
Mercia Technologies PLC10
Atomico9
Number of deals completed
High Venture Capital31
Bpifrance Investissement SAS26
Funding London13
Localglobe LLP10
High-Tech Gruenderfonds Management GmbH10
Index Ventures10
Business Growth Fund PLC10
Downing LLP10
Mercia Technologies PLC10
Atomico9
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by James Cherowbrier, last edited May 16, 2019
Venture capital investors specialize in identifying and investing in start-ups and small businesses that have the potential for long-term growth. These investment companies often focus on companies that are either innovating a current market or in fact creating a new market segment. These companies not only invest with money but will also offer technical or managerial support. VC investment firms either take a broad approach to companies in which they invest in or will specialize in a specific technology. In 2017, the Deep tech sector and the Fintech industry where the leading sectors for VC investments in Europe.
Venture capital exits

Venture capital investors do not only make money by holding shares in a company. Venture capital exits are when an investor decides they want to sell off part or all their stake held in a company. In some cases, this is because they are writing off a bad investment or often because they want to create more capital for further investment.

There are Unicorns in Europe

Occasionally a venture capital firm gets their investment correct. When a privately held start-up company reaches a valuation of over one billion U.S dollars they become a unicorn. VC investment companies such as Accel Partners have become specialists in creating unicorns with the company boasting the most of these magical creatures held in portfolio as of 2018. Location wise, the United Kingdom leads in the number of unicorns created.
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