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Monday, June 25, 2007

Invest in Sweden Agency - Venture capital flock to Sweden

Invest in Sweden Agency - Venture capital flock to Sweden: " June 25 2007 | Venture capital flock to Sweden. Sweden is in the European top three and probably one of the world’s best when it comes to attracting Venture Capital. In relation to GDP, Swedish companies are the best in Europe.

According to the EVCA (European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association) 71 billion euro was invested in last year by Venture Capital companies. That is an increase with 50 percent compared to 2005. Among the European countries Swedish companies are the top receivers in relation to GDP. 1,44 percent of the GDP was invested by Venture Capital in Sweden last year. Great Britain is second with 1,26 percent and the Netherlands come in third with 1,05 percent of GDP.

In absolute numbers Sweden comes in third place. Great Britain received almost half of all invested capital in Europe. France came in second. In Sweden, 43 billion Swedish crowns was invested by Venture Capital. 6 billion went to upstart-companies and the remaining 37 billion was buyouts.

Source: Svenska Dagbladet"

Venture Capital in relation to GDP:
  1. Sweden
  2. Great Britain
  3. Netherlands
In absolute numbers Sweden comes in third place:
  1. Great Britain
  2. France
  3. Sweden
We've a lot to learn from Sweden when it comes to how to attract Venture Capital.
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