Research and Markets: The Tide is Turning -- 2003 Venture Capital Investment in European Technology Companies

Sep 23, 2004, 01:00 ET from Research and Markets

    DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets
 ( has announced the addition of The Tide is
 Turning - 2003 Venture Capital Investment in European Technology Companies to
 their offering.
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     The weight and significance of the downturn in venture capital (VC)
 investments has been well documented. Since Q4 2000, there has been a steady
 decrease in total capital invested per quarter in young European technology
 companies. However, 2003 looks to have been a trough for VC investment. A
 number of VC market drivers -- such as IT spending, market demand, exit market
 -- presented the first positive results in years. Indeed venture capital
 investment in European technology companies appears to mirror such key
 indicators, with 2003 being the first year since the slump showing quarterly
     This 58-page Research study details the European venture capital climate
 for technology companies from 2000 to 2003. The report features data organized
 in almost 50 charts, and contains links to business information on over 250
 tech companies and investors. It will answer your questions regarding trends
 in European technology investment:
      Where was the VC activity in 2003?
      How does it compare to the previous 3 years?
      Is the decline in early-stage funding coming to a halt?
      Which sectors and countries attracted most investor interest?
      What are Tornado Insider's predictions relating to VC market drivers?
      What are the best resources for raising funding per industry?
      Plus much more ...
     Report Contents:
     VC Investment Trends in 2003 7
      Introduction 7
      Methodology 7
      Investment climate 8
      Sector Distribution 14
      Overview 14
      Software 17
      Computers & Electronics 19
      IT Services 21
      Internet 22
      Communications 23
      Materials & Nanotechnology 26
      Biotechnology & Healthcare 27
      Energy & Agriculture 30
      Media & Entertainment 31
      Country Distribution 33
      Funding Stages 38
      Outlook European Technology Investment 42
      Investor Behaviour in 2003 44
      Introduction 44
      Overall Results 44
      Most Active Investors 46
      Initial Round Investors 47
      Top Investors per Category 48
      Company index 53
      Technology companies 53
      Investors 55
     For more information visit
      Laura Wood
      Senior Manager
      Research and Markets
      Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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