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European VC Valuations Report

2022 Annual

European VC Valuations Report

February 15, 2023

This report was reuploaded on February 17, 2023, to update data points on pages 6 and 8.

Early signs of lower valuations enter European VC market

Valuations for European venture-backed companies remained relatively unscathed last year, but signs point to a decline on the horizon. 

Our 2022 Annual European VC Valuations Report showcases the key valuation trends across stages, sectors, and geographies.

Key takeaways include:

  • The median early-stage valuation saw a 23.4% YoY increase. 
  • Late-stage startups saw their median price tag rise to €14.0 million, but growth has begun to slow.
  • The proportion of down rounds came in at 15.2%, a slight dip from 2021. 
  • Aggregate unicorn post-money valuations have grown 46.3% YoY.

Table of contents
Introduction 3
Overview 4
       Angel and seed 4
       Early-stage VC 6
       Late-stage VC 7
       Venture growth 9
       Up, down, and flat rounds 11
Sectors 12
       Information technology 12
       Energy 14
Regions 15
Nontraditional investors 17
Unicorns 19
Liquidity 23