European Venture Report
February 7, 2018
2017 was a record year for Europe’s venture ecosystem, with €16.9 billion in capital invested—the highest number PitchBook has recorded. Deal count, however, trended downward for the third consecutive year. The final number of closed deals came in at just 3,306, a 24% decrease from 2016 and the lowest number of financings since 2012.
The 2017 Annual European Venture Report details the data and analysis behind the growing European venture industry, looking through deals, exits and fundraising figures to illuminate the market's path forward. Also included are special breakdowns of investment in artificial intelligence and the continued strength of the UK and Ireland.