Investment in Internet of Things Start-ups in Europe

With rapid technological advances in IoT, the number of connected devices is expected to be about 20 billion by 2020. This calls for an effective contribution from start-ups, as their lean structure is especially conducive for speedy development and growth. However, other ecosystem participants such as large tech companies and venture capitalists (VCs) need to support start-ups with funds and expertise at the right time to help them tide over any resource crunch and achieve their goals. This study seeks to put in perspective the existing VC trends in the IoT industry in Europe.
Published: 20 Sep 2016

Investment in Internet of Things Start-ups in Europe

Venture Funding Activity and Acquisitions Exceeded $500 Million in H1 2016

With rapid technological advances in IoT, the number of connected devices is expected to be about 20 billion by 2020. This calls for an effective contribution from start-ups, as their lean structure is especially conducive for speedy development and growth. However, other ecosystem participants such as large tech companies and venture capitalists (VCs) need to support start-ups with funds and expertise at the right time to help them tide over any resource crunch and achieve their goals. This study seeks to put in perspective the existing VC trends in the IoT industry in Europe.

Key Questions This Report Will Answer

  • What are the top trends in IoT start-up venture funding in Europe?
  • Which verticals and horizontals are attracting maximum funds?
  • What do investors look for in start-ups?
  • How do start-ups utilise the funds?
  • What are the challenges in obtaining IoT funding?

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