With or Without U.S.: European Startups Raking In Venture Capital
July 24, 2015
The European startup ecosystem is maturing, as major cities like Berlin and Stockholm rapidly emerge as tech hotspots. In fact, as our 3Q 2015 European Breakdown details, capital invested in European startups in 2Q was the most of any quarter in the past four-and-a-half years. Granted, that was largely due to mammoth late stage financings of mature companies like Spotify, but the fact that the continent has produced such companies in the first place implies its increasing vibrancy.
Recently, there's been discussion of how many European startups must still court U.S. VC firms to obtain sufficient capital for expansion or runway. Consequently, we've delved into our database to explore U.S. investment in Europe-based startups to see what has been going on. To see our findings, click here.