European VC "stronger now than in 2000"

European VC "stronger now than in 2000"

"Twelve years ago I'd have had a lot of difficulty believing where we are now," Holloway confesses. "There has been lots of negative changes since I started out: the Iraq war, stock market......

unquote | 18 Sep 2012 | screening image
Can celebrities make it in private equity?

Can celebrities make it in private equity?

Celebrities in PE

unquote | 14 Aug 2012
Venture's Olympic performance

Venture's Olympic performance

Venture's Olympic performance

unquote | 10 Aug 2012
Olympic legacy to accelerate UK venture

Olympic legacy to accelerate UK venture

Accelerating European venture

unquote | 09 Aug 2012
Sweden tops EC innovation despite incomplete eco-chain

Sweden tops EC innovation despite incomplete eco-chain

The European Commission has recently put together the second Innovation Union Scoreboard. Scores are based on 25 different indicators, including venture capital as a percentage of GDP, research......

unquote | 23 Feb 2012 | secure
Could venture capital cure youth unemployment crisis?

Could venture capital cure youth unemployment crisis?

Spain calls them mileuristas, temporary workers earning at most €1,000 per month. In Italy they are the precari, so-called due to the precarious nature of their temporary work contracts,......

Southern Europe unquote | 17 Feb 2012 | secure
Fragmented ecosystem hampering European venture

Fragmented ecosystem hampering European venture

Returns enjoyed by Silicon Valley investors in the digital economy are often much higher than those in Europe. Accel Partners is set to shatter venture capital records with an expected 700x......

unquote | 09 Feb 2012 | secure
Can venture cash in on Skype success?

Can venture cash in on Skype success?

Europe (finally) has another venture homerun to shout about. Silver Lake Partners has just reaped a $2.9bn windfall from its $940m investment in Skype after Microsoft bought it for a staggering......

unquote | 13 May 2011 | secure
AIFM: EVCA vows to fight on after ‘disappointing’ JURI vote

AIFM: EVCA vows to fight on after ‘disappointing’ JURI vote

Last night, the JURI committee passed amendments to the controversial AIFM Directive. However, changes to the draft legislation fell short of those hoped for by the private equity community,......

unquote | 29 Apr 2010
Seed financing fails to germinate

Seed financing fails to germinate

The seed capital part of the German venture industry is dominated by state-backed entities such as High-Tech Gründerfonds, the KfW bank and a handful of other regional funds - usually government......

unquote | 13 Apr 2010
The state of government-backed venture

The state of government-backed venture

1. What are the various ways in which Capital for Enterprise invests its capital (directly/indirectly)? Are there limitations in which funds it can invest and where the respective private......

UK unquote | 08 Mar 2010
Q&A: European venture to outperform in cleantech area

Q&A: European venture to outperform in cleantech area

US venture has the track record, and Asia the allure of an emerging venture market, so what's the appeal of European venture? Having worked in Silicon Valley in the 1990s, where venture......

Nordic unquote | 08 Mar 2010 | secure
Venture back in the spotlight

Venture back in the spotlight

The last two days has seen a significant amount of cash pour into the UK venture space, with news emerging today that Warburg Pincus and Novo Growth Equity have just completed a £65m financing......

UK unquote | 02 Mar 2010
VCTs to make a comeback

VCTs to make a comeback

Private equity activity in 2009 has been at best subdued as the economic downturn and banking crisis created what can only be called a perfect storm. Dealflow was not only hampered by limited......

unquote | 25 Feb 2010
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