Merrill Corporation and PitchBook take an in-depth look at Venture Capital activity for 1Q in 2016 across Europe in this new report.
European venture investment continued to decline in the first quarter of 2016, not only due to intensifying macro and political concerns but also the slowing of the VC cycle worldwide. To some degree, European start-ups were insulated from the extremes of the cycle that is ongoing in the U.S., in terms of massively inflated late-stage activity, but they weren't wholly unaffected. Although figures for VC investment in Europe-based companies may inch up a bit further even for 1Q, it's clear that any potential hangover among VCs, on top of the array of other risk-inducing factors, will lead to a subdued year for VC activity across the continent.
This latest installment of the European Venture Industry Report series serves as an objective source of data and analysis to enrich your assessment of VC trends.