2019 saw a record-breaking aggregate deal value for the European venture landscape, as alternative and international sources of capital flooded in. Mature startups raked in larger and larger financings, helping propel median deal sizes across all stages of venture. In the latest European Venture Report, our research analysts review investment datasets and more to uncover the key trends defining these most recent surges across the continent. Key themes summarized in the report include:
- CVC participation continues to aid and abet aggregate tallies, smashing prior annual records as the strategy grows in popularity.
- Venture fundraising hit a new peak in capital committed despite a sustained decline in volume.
- The final quarter of 2019 saw exits recover somewhat, forestalling some concerns around diminishing liquidity avenues.