European VC hits €12.9B in 2015 as activity plunges
January 22, 2016
The last couple of years have seen two peaks for the European venture capital industry, as illustrated in our 2015 Annual European Venture Industry Report. The first was in activity, with just over 3,400 rounds closed in 2014 for a massive €9.3 billion tally—the second was a simply staggering €12.9 billion in VC invested during 2015, even as the number of rounds plummeted from the heights of the prior year. To examine the trends behind such mammoth sums, and expand our coverage of European venture capital in general, we have split our prior European PE & VC Breakdown into two separate reports.