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VC funding in European tech companies remains strong in 2011

8 February 2012 18:35
By Niels Valkering

Venture capital funding was still flowing into European tech companies in 2011. While the economic outlook on the continent turned dark, VCs were willing to support Europe’s tech talent. Tornado Insider Research’s Deals Database reports a total of 1,166 deals in 2011. This represents a modest decrease of 2% compared to the nine-year high of 1,190 in 2010, but is still 23% higher than the deal-activity in 2009. Most deals were closed in the first half of the year. In fact, no less than 321 investments were reported in Q1 2011. This is the highest level of quarterly activity since Q2 2001.

The 1,166 technology companies raised a total of €5.2 billion in funds in 2011, on par with the previous year. The average deal size was €4.5 million, 2% up compared to 2010.

Watch this space as we will disclose more 2011 data!



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Data


23,670
Tech investments
From our Online Data Service
15,288
VC-backed companies
From our Radar


Recent Deals


DATEAMOUNTSECTOR
Dec 15€1.3MBiotechnology
Dec 11€10.0MOther Biotechnology & Healthcare
Dec 11N/ABusiness applications
Dec 11N/AEnergy related
Dec 11€11.0MOther Biotechnology & Healthcare
Dec 11€4.3MBiopharmaceuticals
Dec 10€2.3MOther Software

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