I was optimistic about European tech 12 months ago, and feel just as positive about the state of European tech today. The ecosystem is constantly evolving, and its momentum is accelerating. You can find world-class levels of ambition, innovation and disruption across the continent in more established tech hubs like London, Paris and Stockholm, as well as in emerging hubs like Amsterdam or Barcelona.
It is absolutely easier to build a European tech company today than it was five years ago. If you look at the mobile games business or where mobile is a platform, the app store distribution model has completely democratised distribution, there are things like cloud technologies that make it easier than ever to scale your service. What it really means is that great companies today can come from any country and it is way easier than it was five or ten years ago.