Investors are preparing for another record year of European venture capital activity, but frothy valuations, overseas competition and accessing talent are among the potential headwinds.
European startups ended 2021 with a healthy €92 billion of capital raised, according to PitchBook data, representing an increase of 116% over 2020. PitchBook analysts are predicting that this year capital invested will reach a stunning €175 billion as round sizes and valuations continue their upward trajectory.
With that optimistic outlook in mind, we reached out to investors active in Europe’s VC scene to see what they expect for the year ahead. Here are five key takeaways.