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The past, present and future of European tech
The definitive collated data and insights from 2020 and 2021 European Startups project.
Supercharging the European tech ecosystem
The European startup ecosystem now represents $3 trillion in enterprise value. And venture capital investment will pass the $100 billion bar this year; close to what the United States were a couple years ago. This reports looks back at Europe’s startup economy and it’s impressive growth in the past few years.
Is a decentralized future possible?
29 July 2021
Blockchain startup value has soared in the last five years, up 18x since 2016 to a combined €237B. Startup investment and innovation in blockchain is undergoing a step change in Europe and around the world. European blockchain startup investment increased 6x year on year in H1 2021 alone. But as investment is really only now hitting its stride, what can we expect from the future?
Startup cities in the entrepreneurial age
8 July 2021
Global venture capital is crushing records in 2021. Over €264bn has been invested in the first six months of the year, two unicorns have been created every day in 2021, 170 cities around the world now home to at least one unicorn, and Europe is the fastest growing region for VC investment.
Corporate innovation in the entrepreneurial age
10 June 2021
Innovation and entrepreneurship are borderless economic battlegrounds, creating value and attracting top talent. With corporate investing more in R&D than most countries, and the inherent innovation driven by startups, we take a look at the potential power of startup-corporate partnerships in entrepreneurial ecosystems.
2021: The year of Deep Tech
8 January 2021
European deep tech companies are now worth a combined €700B. As these technologies are set to define the next generation of innovation, technology and business, how does Europe stack up, what's needed to compete and what sort of policy goals should be set for the future of deep tech?
Can Europe become the most entrepreneurial continent?
29 October 2020
Europe’s tech sector is worth four times what it was five years ago as the leading generation of companies and founders give back to the next wave of ambitious tech firms. But what is the way forward for closing the gap to the US and Asia, and how are we doing?
How are European Startups really doing in 2020?
7 July 2020
European Startups in collaboration with LocalGlobe, Latitude, Dealroom and 33 International VCs conducted perhaps the most a detailed survey yet on startup resilience, during a crucially testing time. The results revealed important trends across different growth stages, business types and geographies, with the open data published on Flourish for collaborative exploration.
Stepping up to global tech leadership
16 June 2020
Europe's startup ecosystem may still have a way to go to bridge the gap to Silicon Valley, but it's on the right track. Europe is well positioned to navigate Covid-19, and has the long-term support of government institutions and levers across the bloc. Will Europe be home to the super founders of the future?
What does it take?
22 April 2020
European startups employ 2m people, and have created €223 billion in VC-backed exits since 2013. Unicorns have been born in 21 European countries, and the next one could come from anywhere. But the gap to the US and China still remains, and Covid-19 presents significant challenges. Dive into the data behind the past, present and future of European tech.