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Venture Ecosystem FactBook: DACH

2018

Venture Ecosystem FactBook: DACH

February 28, 2019

Venture Ecosystem FactBook: DACH
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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