Seed Capital's $87.5m trade sale of Endomondo is VC's biggest ever exit
This second instalment looks at the disadvantages of public funding
Public funding bodies have played a large part in plugging the gap left by the institutional exodus from venture capital
European venture capitalists call for rewards to be more evenly spread
Venture capital is on an upward trajectory, with phenomenal exits and a handful of fund closes building momentum. Kimberly Romaine interviews John Holloway, director at European Investment Fund, Europe's largest venture backer, about the industry's decade...
Celebrities in PE
Venture's Olympic performance
Accelerating European venture
Sweden has ranked highest in the European Innovation Union Scoreboard, but one industry professional has expressed his surprise at this success due to an “obvious lack in strategy for innovation” and “a terrible taxing system for entrepreneurs”....
Unemployment is rife in Southern Europe. Particularly afflicted are the younger members of society, unable to enter the impenetrable job market. But could venture capital play a part in lightening the heavy burden of youth unemployment in the Mediterranean?...
The debate surrounding the high returns enjoyed by Silicon Valley investors compared to their European counterparts continues. But why do stateside investments traditionally reap higher returns than those in European startups, and what needs to change...
Venture has just cashed in on Skype – again. Such successes are rare, meaning LPs need more convincing before investing more in the asset class. Viktor Lundvall investigates
The European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) has vowed to fight on against the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive, which could prove disastrous for venture investors.
The German venture industry is under fire from all angles, with the regulatory environment, a shortage of serial entrepreneurs, and a lack of support from domestic LPs posing formidable challenges. One of the core problems within the segment, however,...
Deborah Sterescu speaks to Rory Earley, CEO of government-backed LP Capital for Enterprise, about what the UK venture capital industry needs to thrive
Rob Genieser recently joined cleantech venture investor Environmental Technologies Fund (ETF), which currently invests from its £110m fund, closed in March 2008. Relocating from Vertex, which was headquartered in Singapore and Tel Aviv, he tells Rikke...
Venture capital in the UK is booming this week following two major deals in the healthcare sector. Deborah Sterescu reports.
Venture Capital Trusts are hardly an asset class to make the headlines but current market conditions suggest there are growing expectations for a strong 2010 vintage. Emanuel Eftimiu reports
Bart Diels, partner at Belgian investor Gimv, speaks to Francinia Protti-Alvarez about how the venture market in the Benelux region has adapted to the changing economic climate.
While the newly-launched Northzone fund is in many ways a rare success for European venture fundraising in the current market, its modest target reflects the continuing difficulties in securing commitments. By Rikke Eckhoff.
The Netherlands’ excellence in the fields of ICT and Life Sciences is driving dealflow up and prompting optimism for the future. By Francinia Protti-Alvarez
Earlier this week UK-based investor Amplio Group connected two solar PV plants in Italy and plans to connect an additional four by the end of the month – all in all a €13m deal.