Europe needs more venture capital

European venture capital deals and capital invested declined in 2016, with the European share of the global total continuing to decline. While the US dominates the global market, Asia has emerged as a major centre for high-value investment.

Venture capital financing is important for a vibrant, innovative economy, both because it allows the most innovative businesses to get access to capital and because of the experience that investors bring to those businesses.

Source: KPMG