Do trees grow to heaven in 2015 in the tech space? Impressive 85% growth of innovation financing, mega-rounds for Europe’s unicorns pushing venture funding to a record-high $7 billion in H1 2015.
Clipperton Finance, in partnership with Digimind, releases its European Innovation Financing newsletter covering first semester of 2015.
The data shows a record-high semester for European Innovation Financing, with $7 billion invested (+85% vs. H1 2014):
- Money is coming increasingly from new pockets such as Russian funds (DST very active in 2015 in Europe), Middle East investors (e.g.Showroomprive‘s secondary deal following Venteprivee last year), listed companies (the Rocket Internet phenomenom) and increased activity from US tech funds having established presence in London (TCV, Google Ventures)
- “(much) more of the same“:
- more Consumer Internet
- more UK deals – but Germany and France also strong
- more large rounds
The next update will be released in January 2016 covering the full year 2015.
Thibaut Revel, Partner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Antoine Ganancia, Senior Associate, email@example.com
Martin Vielle, Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Clipperton Finance
Clipperton is a leading European corporate finance boutique exclusively dedicated to the High Tech and Media industries. Clipperton advises high growth companies on financial transactions, fundraisings, capital increases or Mergers and Acquisitions. With teams based in London, Berlin and Paris and an international reach, Clipperton is a recognized leader in the sector.
About Digimind and WhoGotFunded.com
Digimind is a SaaS intelligence software company based in Paris, Boston and Singapore, providing advanced information management platforms and technologies that perform massive data collection, automatic intelligence extraction and visualisation. Using its unique web mining expertise, Digimind developed WhoGotFunded.com, the world’s most comprehensive funding database, discovering over 100 fresh funding deals every day in real time all across the world.