Over 22,000 investors were analysed for this report, of which over 10,000 have been ranked. The table below presents the top 25. On page 9 you can learn more about how to access the entire list and use the ranking to your advantage.
"Which investors should I be talking to?"
It's an everyday question for founders,
executives and limited partners (LPs). The
Most Prominent ranking makes it easy to
find the answer.
The ranking determines the order of
search results on Dealroom.co similar to
results. This makes
navigating thousands of investor profiles
more manageable, whatever your search
goals are (see page 9 for more).
The ranking criteria
Like last year, the 2018 ranking is only
based on quantitative criteria, using
Dealroom.co data. We've analysed over
22,000 firms globally and compared them
based on eight indicators. Each indicator
is discussed in the appendix of this report.
But broadly speaking, they measure (i) the
level of European investment activity in
the last 12 months, (ii) total number of
meaningful European exits and (iii) the
companies still in the portfolio.
The ranking is not purely a measurement
of investment performance; that's just
one of the factors. After all, historical
performance is not the only important
factor for a founder, especially if the
investor hasn't been very active lately.
The appendix (see last page) of this report
explains the methodology and changes
compared to last year in more detail.
Dealroom.co is a global database to
discover and track innovative companies
and identify investment opportunities.
World-leading tech firms, multinational
corporations and investment funds use
Dealroom's software, API and custom
research to stay at the forefront of
technology and innovation. Founders use
Dealroom.co for market research and
finding potential investors.
Europe's Most Prominent Venture Capital Investors, 2018
The number of active venture
investors in Europe has
dramatically increased in recent
years. As a result, navigating the VC
landscape can be a daunting task
for founders, LP's and corporates.
This ranking, based purely on