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Snapshotting Europe’s VC Industry In 16 Charts

By ValueWalk
Venture Capital


The European VC industry has struggled recently. Sure, there are several cities that shine as beacons of Europe’s potential, but political and economic uncertainties have worked to hold back a major breakout. Coupled with low levels of mega-funds that can support an ever-growing industry, Europe is hampered by hurdles on every side.
While uncertainties persist, changes are in the making. Already in 2017 two mega-funds—one being one of the largest VC fund raised by a Europe-headquartered entity—have increased the amount of late-stage capital tremendously.

The PitchBook 1Q 2017 European Venture Report dives into VC datasets for deals, exits and fundraising to look at all the issues that surround the current landscape. Below are 16 charts that serve as a high-level snapshot. To download the full report, click here.


European VC activity off to slow start

Europe's VC Industry

First-time financings set to decline for fourth consecutive year

Median deal sizes continue to surge upward

Participation by corporate VC an increasing phenomenon in Europe


Median exit size staying high


Fundraising looks strong after record years

For more in-depth analysis surrounding the European venture ecosystem, download our 1Q 2017 European Venture Report here

Article by PitchBook

This article was originally published in ValueWalk.

Photo: Thijs ter Haar

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