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Why Now is the Time for European Venture Capital?

Invest Europe’s Report: “The Acceleration Point: Why Now is the Time for European Venture Capital” has been released lately to cover the progress of the European ecosystem and its global position and the unprecedented rise of the European tech industry.

The Report provides key industry players’ insights and optimistic prognosis as well as impressive achievements, like – among others – fundraising in Europe hitting its highest level (€ 6.4 bn) since 2007. 

Key findings:

  • European VC investment total reached a post-crisis high of €4.3bn in 2016.
  • In 2016, 44% of the capital in Europe was invested in ICT, followed by biotech and healthcare (27%), with the rest spread across variety of sectors.
  • Since 2000, Europe has already witnessed the creation of over 50 venture-backed unicorns (companies valued at $1bn+), with many of these now set to reach to the $10bn mark.

Invest Europe is the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors. Being the guardian of the industry’s professional standards, Invest Europe demands accountability, good governance and transparency from its’ members. Black Pearls VC has been a member of Invest Europe since 2016, being the first VC firm from Poland entering the organization. 

Download the Report from Invest Europe website HERE