Since 2007 the company from the portfolio Seedcamp drew in the aggregate $365 million from over 500 investors, including 120 from USA. European companies began to attract American investors.
Their funds have started to invest not only venture funds but also corporations, hedge funds and other structure. On the venture capital market affects the overall economic situation — the value of the securities falls, investors become more selective, transactions take longer and bring startups less money. Charts reflect the change in the number of transactions on different continents over time — in the U.S. this figure is falling, in Europe and Asia almost unchanged.
Very different amounts of funding in North America and Asia, in Europe the rate ranged from $1.8 billion to $3.6 billion in the quarter for the last year and a half. Lists analyst leading and developing venture companies in Europe, among them the Fund with Russian roots Runa Capital.
Below is the slide with the funds launched in recent years — from the Luxembourg Lakestar (2013, volume $385 million) to British Hoxton Ventures (2013, volume $40 million). Examples of transactions of European companies with U.S. funds — among them investment in Skype, Skyscanner, Transferwise, Spotify, Soundcloud.
The company from London, Stockholm, Berlin, Paris and Moscow in 2011 was invested 30.2% of the volume of all transactions in Europe in 2015 — 46,8%. The analyst lists “success stories” in different countries — in Russia, these include QIWI, “Hardware”, “Vkontakte”, “Yandex”. In the list of companies with capitalization in excess of $1 billion.