The State of European Venture Capital

The State of European Venture Capital

          
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The State of European Venture Capital

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    Such a funds-of-funds structure would, over time, significantly increase private investors’ share of VC investments. Several sector-specific funds of funds could support various VC funds. Of course, this capital requires sufficient European investment opportunities—which should be ample, judging from the profusion of seed- and startup-level ventures in Europe. Such a structure could deepen the European VC pool and finance several hundred companies that would create jobs and drive incremental growth.

    We emphasize that the structure we have outlined would be an interim arrangement that would endure until private investments have scaled up sufficiently to establish a robust European VC ecosystem supported mainly by private capital. At that point, Europe’s VC market would be a largely private affair, and Europe’s status as a healthy, well-funded hub of innovation would be assured.