Value of regional venture capital investments in Europe 2017

This statistic illustrates the total value of investments by venture capital in Europe in 2017, by investment stage and region. In 2017 it can be seen that in all regions displayed the majority of venture capital investment was during the start-up stage. In the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland there was one billion euros in venture capital investments at the start-up stage, whilst only 100 million euros was invested at the seed stage.

Total regional value of venture capital investments in Europe in 2017, by investment stage

Later-stage venture Start-upSeed
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Release date

February 2018



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Supplementary notes

* The source defines the investment stages as the following:

Seed stage as 'funding provided before the investee company has started mass production/distribution with the aim to complete research, product definition or product design, also including market tests and creating prototypes.'

Start up stage as 'funding provided to companies, once the product or service is fully developed, to start mass production/distribution and to cover initial marketing.'

Later-stage financing as 'financing provided for an operating company, which may or may not be profitable.'

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