There’s capital out there for starting and scaling companies at a level that has not been seen in Europe historically. We’ve observed growth in the number of funds across early and growth stage. And with a maturing ecosystem, we’re seeing increased investment from US and Asia for scaling companies and a resurgence of the ‘mega-round’ with companies raising more than $100m.
It’s nothing like when I launched, when my boss said to me ‘Brent, have you ever come across two people under 30 who’ve raised over $1million from a business plan?’ and we were like ‘No!’. Now we can think of hundreds of people - it’s much better now, there are many more support networks and there is a monetisation system out there for entrepreneurs.