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)