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European Venture Report

2018 Annual

European Venture Report

January 16, 2019

European Venture Report
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In 2018, European venture investors raised €8.4B in only 62 funds. Venture analysts Joelle Sostheim and Cameron Stanfill help us understand what is driving this change.

The 2018 Annual European Venture Report unpacks a year that saw median deal size continue to climb against waning deal count, a lack of €1 billion+ exits despite the year's keenness for liquidity, and expanding offerings for fund sourcing.

In 2018, European VC saw:
  • €20.5 billion of total deal value across 3,384 deals (a 4.2% YoY increase and a 25.9% YoY decrease, respectively)
  • €47.5 billion of total exit value across 373 exits (a 164.8% YoY increase and a 30.5% YoY decrease, respectively)
  • €8.4 billion of total capital raised across 62 funds (a 0.2% YoY increase and a 23.5% YoY decrease, respectively)