Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Summit and Syncron: software beyond a service

Summit’s Syncron is focused on helping manufacturers charge customers for outcomes rather than time and materials.

Venture news from Real Deals: 25 October 2018

We look at an Italian online car insurer that has attracted some serious private equity backing, the rise of the “servitisation” economy, what one of the Skyscanner sale's kingmakers is up to and a bright light in Poland’s start-up scene.
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Home comforts: technology and real estate

Real estate bricks and mortar and the virtual world of technology may seem like polar opposites at first glance, but real estate tech is fast becoming a hotspot for investment.

Fit for purpose? Venture funding in Europe

Christophe Bavière, head of Idinvest, believes European companies have the qualities to match anything coming out of Asia and the US.

Bargain prices: European life sciences

LPs are recognising that Europe offers good value relative to a US life sciences market where competition and multiples are sky high.

Frosty welcome: Funding Circle’s IPO

The business was hoping to achieve a valuation of close to £2bn on listing, but after pricing at the bottom of its range the company’s stock has fallen by almost a quarter since its debut.

Breaking records: venture deal activity

Total deal value for the year to the end of Q3 2018 has already surpassed 2017's full-year record high. The only question now is how high venture deal value can still go. Some dealmakers may be nervous to find out.

Venture news from Real Deals

Welcome to the first edition of a newsletter that Real Deals is launching today dedicated to the European venture capital community.
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Venture debt: can we have some more please

New venture debt players are emerging, ready to seize opportunities in a European venture market that is still underserved.

France’s answer to NASA enters venture space

Is space the new frontier for European venture capital investment? It would appear so as the French space agency CNES plans raise €80m to €100m for a VC fund.
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