This Working Paper illustrates the return perspectives of venture capital investments in Europe. A lower presence of venture funding in Europe has been put down to a lack of attractive and liquid markets for VC exits. Another point raised in this paper is that the research on exit dynamics throughout Europe becomes even more important because of the lack of data compared to the US VC market.
The objectives of the Paper are to provide an overview of venture capital returns in Europe looking at historical trends, the usefulness of knowing how VC returns are distributed and understanding exit outcomes through risk analysis.
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