This edition of Venture Ecosystem FactBook zooms in on 2018 venture activity in the DACH region, which houses Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Despite a litany of macro factors exerting pressure on the economies of these countries, the region overall produced a standout year, with more capital invested in the region than ever before.
Trends of note include:
- Increased levels of participation from corporate and cross-border investors in venture deals
- Healthy exit value signaling potential for the recycling of capital back into the DACH ecosystem
- An uptick in middle-market fundraising despite a lower median fund size and the implications that has about recent investments