Late-stage capital has long been more difficult for maturing European startups to raise, yet 39 VC financings of €25 million+ were closed during 3Q across Europe and Israel, the highest quarterly total in the past decade.
Our 3Q 2017 European Venture Report showcases key trends in depth, this time with a major change—the addition of Israeli venture activity to underlying datasets, as well as a spotlight on its latest trends.
- Overall VC invested in 2017 is set to surpass last year to be second highest in a decade
- Companies are staying private longer, with hold periods extending by 43% since 2008
- On pace to surpass €8 billion in capital committed, European fundraising is robust