Startup Research Roundup

Startup Research Roundup

In your hectic day-to-day business you can easily miss new reports and insights on the European startup scene. There is however a growing number of reports being published and we are eager to guide you through the maze. Please find below a selection of the most relevant publications in the past 3 months.

On the European / Global Level

The 2019 State of European Tech by Atomico

The 2019 State of European Tech Report makes clear that tech continues to drive the European economy. The annual report, prepared by global venture capital firm Atomico in partnership with Orrick and Slush, reveals that Europe is set to receive more than $30 billion in tech investments in 2019.

All-In - Women in the VC Ecosystem

Global VC funding in startups with at least one female founder more than doubled in 2018 showing undeniable improvements for women on the startup scene. The total number of VC-backed tech startups with a female founder has grown from 410 companies in 2009 to more than 2,700 last year.

EIF VC Survey 2019

The European Investment Fund’s Report which asks the venture capital general managers about their state of business and market activity, as well as their general perception of the European VC market as a whole. The survey suggests that the VC interest in hot sectors like AI, digital health, deep tech, fintech, blockchain, cybersecurity and life sciences is going to continue to increase, and that Germany, the UK and France are seen as promising for investments.

2019-2020 World Benchmark Study for Business Incubators and Accelerators

The 2019-2020 World Benchmark Study of Business Incubators and Accelerators evaluates the impact and performance of university-linked programmes as well as those that are privately, publicly and corporate-run. The latest ranking of start-up incubators and accelerators from UBI Global has been announced at the company’s World Incubation Summit in Doha, Qatar. More than 360 programmes across 82 countries were selected for the latest study from a total of 1,580 that were assessed.

The 30 best Tech & Startup Events in Europe

A special report that compiles “The 30 best Tech & Startup Events in Europe” targeting startup founders, corporates and investors.

2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report

The 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report by Startup Genome is based on data from thousands of startup founders and research on millions of companies — supplemented with data from partners Crunchbase, Dealroom, and Orb Intelligence. Startup Genome has ranked the top 30 startup ecosystems around the world, as well as a separate analysis of startup ecosystems in Life Sciences, finding that funding and focus are two of the most important elements for success.

Venture Capital Funding Report Q3 2019 (PwC & CB Insights)

Venture Capital Funding Report Q3 2019 – PwC and CB Insights’ Q3 2019 MoneyTree report highlights the latest trends in venture capital funding globally.

Global Financial Services CVC Report 2019

Global Financial Services CVC Report looks at global investment trends and activity over the last 6 years by CVC funds that fall into the following 4 categories of corporates: banking, insurance, payments, and capital markets. Financial services CVC groups have invested in a record 368 deals worth $9.6B in 2019 and had the highest amount of deal activity by financial services CVC groups.

Vertically Focused Reports

The State of European FinTech

The State of European Fintech 2019 edition reveals the drivers behind the strong value creation, the investors and the buyers of fintech over the last five years. According to the report, fintech is Europe’s largest investment category representing 20% of all global investments, whereas the European fintech companies have created twice as much value as any other sub-sector in tech in Europe.

The Creative Economy

Due to technological progress, innovation and global awareness, the economy is shifting towards the creative industry to advance and better the world. The creative industry sector is not only growing itself, but its spread is also helping to boost other industries becoming a generator of jobs, wealth and cultural engagement.

The State of European Food Tech 2019

The State of European Food Tech 2019 is an updated deep-dive into the state of European VC in Food Tech presented by Five Seasons Ventures and Dealroom.co. The report covers capital invested in Food Tech in Europe since 2013, corporates’ investment in Food Tech and consolidation in the Food Delivery sector, recent exits and IPOs, most active investors in Europe and their portfolios, etc.

Global Healthcare Report Q3 2019

Global Healthcare Report Q3 2019 gives a data-driven look at global healthcare technology investment trends, top deals, active investors, and corporate activity in Q3 2019. The report covers macro trends across global geographies and regions within the United States  focusing on digital health and the broader healthcare spaces, before highlighting seven healthcare sub-sectors such as women’s health and the pharma supply chain.

The State of Travel Startups 2019

The State of Travel Startups 2019 is an annual report – covering companies established since 2009 – provides a detailed view of the current state of travel startups. Travel startups continue to raise funding, challenge the status quo and lead the wave of disruption globally. Nearly one-third of all funding raised since 2009 occurred in 2018.

Global Fintech Report Q3 2019

Global Fintech Report Q3 2019 is the third quarter fintech report featuring data-driven insights looking at global fintech investment trends, active investors, the top deals, as well as corporate activity for the third quarter of 2019.

Country Focused Reports

France is AI

France’s AI startup scene grew 38% in 2019 with government and investor backing. The developments mainly focus across industries such as big data analysis, retail, health care, and customer support leading to both the increase of the number of startups and the amount of venture capital raised.

Scaleup Portugal Report

The Scaleup Portugal Report identifies the top 25 most promising ScaleUps in Portugal and analyses in detail trends within these high performing ScaleUps. 

Baltic Startup Scene Report 2019

Baltic Startup Scene Report by Startup Wise Guys accelerator in collaboration with EIT Digital – a comprehensive overview of ecosystem and trends in the Baltic countries. Report provides insights into the growth of funding over the past six years, biggest deals, most active local and foreign VC funds, curated startups to watch lists in B2B Saas, Fintech, Cyber, Proptech, Hardware, and Mobility, corporate innovation cases and more. Baltics are front-runners in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in terms of capital raised as close to half of total funding raised in CEE is by Baltics based startups. Whereas, looking at startup capital raised per capita, in 2018 Baltics have caught up with the Nordics.

Startups in Greece 2019

The report is a study of the Greek startup ecosystem and the funding opportunities available in the country that provides valuable insights of the local startup scene and its development over the years.

The report presents the EquiFund programme and its results so far, as well as the independently managed funds responsible for managing the venture capital that is offered via it, including the startups that received the investments. Never before published insights include the total amount of funding so far and the true impact of the program in attracting additional investments from non-EquiFund VCs.