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06.2

Deepening Europe’s Frontier Tech Credentials

Europe has experienced rapid growth in investments into deep tech.

Capital invested ($M) in European deep tech companies by country

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  • 2013-2017
  • 2018
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2018 based on 9 months to September 2018 and projection for Q4 2018 based on Q3 2018.

Capital invested ($B) in and # of deals closed by European deep tech companies

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  • Capital invested ($B)
  • # of deals
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2018 based on 9M to September 2018 and projection for Q4 2018 based on Q3 2018.

Many interesting deep tech companies have raised funding this year in Europe.

Selected investment rounds raised by European deep tech companies in 2018

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Some of the numbers converted from EUR to USD with an FX rate of 1.13, the rate on 14 November 2018.

Going forward, I can see more R&D based start-ups coming out of European universities, building off multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers and tackling some of the large challenges of our century like sustainability and health.

Going forward, I can see more R&D based start-ups coming out of European universities, building off multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers and tackling some of the large challenges of our century like sustainability and health. These businesses will likely be global from day one. Europe will then need to make sure to keep (and fund) this talent here, by creating the right incentives for the eco-system and adapting to the different requirements these businesses have in terms of funding and milestone expectations, new business models and talent.

Irina Haivas

Atomico

Artificial Intelligence continues to dominate the deep tech landscape in terms of capital invested.

Capital invested ($M) by deep tech sub-category

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Hardware includes hardware manufacturing. 2018 based on 9 months to September 2018 and projection for Q4 2018 based on Q3 2018.

Throughout history, Europe’s been known for its innovations and even today, top research projects are led by European teams, so let’s make sure this remains the case in the coming years.

Europe is home to the largest share of top 100 AI research institutions globally in addition to being home to half of the top computer science institutions. Throughout history, Europe’s been known for its innovations and even today, top research projects are led by European teams, so let’s make sure this remains the case in the coming years.

Rasmus Ekholhm

Slush

Topics related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies dominate the list of 2018's top 10 fastest-growing tech-related Meetup events by topic, taking all of the top six positions.

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  • YoY Growth
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2018 annualised based on data to end of September 2018