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03-04-2017 - - 0 comments
Go4Venture European Venture & Growth Equity Monthly Bulletin

The European technology venture and growth equity market continues to do well. As of the end of February, two months into the year, figures are up by amount invested (+23%), and the number of transactions reported by the professional press is roaring ahead (nearly doubled). As far as larger transactions are concerned (≥€10 million) however, the market is simply stable.

In short, the upper part of market is line with last year, but the smaller end of the market is progressing tremendously (bearing in mind we exclude the seed end since we only monitor investments ≥€1 million). The way we interpret this forking of the market between larger transactions is that technology investment growth is spreading in every direction geographically, sector-wise and at every stage.

As a result investors are optimistic. In its latest annual survey for its LPs, Upfront Ventures shows this striking statistic: over 60% of VCs are now optimistic compared to less than 20% a year ago:

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