Actual state of
European venture sentiment
In a europe-wide, quarterly survey, we assess the current sentiment of venture capital investors and business angels, as well as their current outlook for the coming quarter. Unregulated private investors (such as family offices, high-net-worth individuals, and top-managers), as well as regulated (institutional) investors have a strong impact on the speed of development and disruptiveness of European innovation. On the other hand, European and regional governments have implemented a range of mechanisms, designed to support and foster innovation in specific fields and encourage private co-investments. It is a rather intransparent market, where dynamics of valuations, the climate to raise funds, and only very active investors sense the quality of deal flow in all kinds of stages, regions, and industries.