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Investment in Internet of Things Start-ups in Europe

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.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Key Questions That This Report Will Answer
    • Methodology-Data Gathering and Analysis
    • Methodology-Vertical Segmentation
    • Methodology-Horizontal Segmentation
  • Overview-Sources of IoT Venture Funding
    • Definitions-Funding Sources
    • IoT Financing Environment
    • Venture Capital Funds-An Overview
    • Venture Capital Funds-Selection Criteria
    • Corporate Venture Funds-An Overview
    • Corporate Venture Funds-Selection Criteria
    • Government Funds-An Overview
    • Government Funds-Selection Criteria
    • Accelerators-The New Crop of Investors
    • Creation of New Funding Initiatives
  • IoT Venture Funding Trends in Europe
    • Macro Trends-Europe is at an Early Stage of Development
    • Macro Trends-IoT Considered Key to National Growth
    • Funding Hotspots-UK and France Lead Activity
    • Most European Start-ups Receive Funding in <$5m Range
    • Funding Criteria-Market Presence is Vital
    • Start-ups Use Funds to Grow Market Presence
    • Efforts to Increase Investments in European IoT Start-ups
  • Vertical and Horizontal Investments Trends
    • Investments by Vertical Sector
      • Table IoT Market: Venture Funding Analysis by Vertical, Europe, 2013-2016
    • Investments by Technology Segment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in IoT
    • Mergers and Acquisitions-Market Trends
  • Challenges for Start-ups in Europe
    • IoT funding in Europe-Challenges
  • Deal Highlights-2013-2016
    • IoT-Global Headlines
    • Success Indicators-Multiple Rounds of Funding
    • tado Smart Home Start-up Raises $57 Million over 5 Years
    • Success Indicators-Acquisitions
    • Corporate Investments
      • Table IoT Market: Corporate Investment Highlights, Europe, 2013-2016
  • The Last Word
    • Conclusion
    • Conclusion and Future Trends

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