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Key Findings

Key Findings
Key Findings

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Country Highlights

Key figures for European countries with invested capital over $100M in 2019

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Talent

6.1m

professional developers

2018

5.7m

USA

4.3m

Investment trends in 2019

$34.3B

capital invested

# of rounds

4,608

#1 Hub

London

Largest Tech Communities

  1. London
  2. Berlin
  3. Paris

$B+ Companies in 2019

99

$B+ companies

2018

85

# countries with a $B+ company

20

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Capital Invested in Europe

We are on track to surpass $110B capital invested in Europe since 2015

Cumulative investments by European cities ($M), 2015 - 2019 9M

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Countries (United Kingdom, Germany and France) surpassed $10B cumulative capital invested since 2015

29

Cities across Europe attracting over $100M of capital invested in 2019 alone

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$B+ Companies

Meet Europe’s billion-dollar success stories

Cumulative number of VC-backed European tech companies by country and by year of reaching a $B+ valuation

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countries with a VC-backed tech company reaching a $B+ valuation

100%

of $B+ European tech companies founded after 2010 were VC-backed

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VC Funds raised

We had another record year in 2018 with European VCs raising more than $13 billion

Cumulative VC funds raised 2010-2014 vs. 2015-2019

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$50B

funds raised by European VCs from 2015-2019 H1

$902M

record investments by pension funds in European VC in 2018

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European Tech Founders

We surveyed more than 1,200 founders from across Europe - explore the dataset!

European founders survey responses (anonymised)

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81%

lived comfortably/met basic expenses with extra left over

21%

of founder respondents self-identify as female

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Diversity & Inclusion

There is no material improvement in the share of capital invested in European tech companies going to diverse founding teams.

Capital invested ($B) by founding team gender and round size, 2015-2019

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$92

in every $100 invested in Europe went to founding teams that are all men

1 in 12

For every woman executive, there are 12 men executives

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Purpose

Purpose-driven investment

There are more than 500 European tech companies founded since 2005 that are tackling at least one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a core part of their mission.

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$4.4B

capital invested in purpose-driven European tech companies in 2019

12.3%

of total capital invested into European tech in 2019, more than double any previous years