Startups Weekly #10 – Comparison of European Startup Hubs Description video: We take Dealroom’s latest report on the startup scene in Berlin as an opportunity to compare the European Startup Hubs. In which European city is the most value created […]
Startups Weekly #10 – Comparison of European Startup Hubs
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Balderton will invest in young startups in Europe
Venture capital firm Balderton Capital launches new $ 400 million fund to be used for early-stage investments in European startups.
According to company representatives, the fund is aimed at business start-ups looking to raise their first significant pool of funding.. The London-based company plans to carry out approximately 12 investment projects a year..
Europe’s tech sector is seen as lagging behind its American and Chinese colleagues, especially when it comes to venture capital or venture capital investments. However, there are some signs that the situation is changing for the better..
Last year, a report by another venture capital firm, Atomico, said there were twice as many IPOs in Europe..
Lars Fjeldso-Nielsen, general partner of Balderton, said Europe is not far from building a tech firm that can compete with Silicon Valley giants such as Facebook and Google, or online platforms from China such as Alibaba and Tencent.
However, he added that Europe is home to tech companies with much lower scores than their American and European counterparts. This is associated with significantly lower rental and housing costs. He also noted that interest from American investors in private technology firms in Europe gave Balderton more impetus to launch a new fund.
Lars Fjeldso-Nielsen cites Revolut, the British financial technology firm that Balderton has invested in, as an example of a company that rivals American and Chinese giants.. Revolut Seeks To Raise $ 1.5 Billion In Funding. The company’s equity and convertible debt is about $ 10 billion.