European Innovation Financing H1-2014

Date: July, 1st, 2014

Clipperton Finance, in partnership with Digimind, releases its European Innovation Financing newsletter covering H1 2014.

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Leveraging data provided by, the Digimind text mining engine monitoring worldwide funding activity, Clipperton Financehas analyzed the financing trends amongst European innovative companies in the first two quarters of 2014.

The data shows a strong momentum for European Innovation Financing,with a record Q2 at $2 billion (+29% vs. Q2 2013), driven byincreased investment levels both in late stage and early stage deals.

The key trends covered in the H1 2014 report:

  • Internet and New Media accounts for a record 46% of innovation financing in H1 2014, up by 51% vs. last year
  • The UK keeps leading the race: about 30% of invested capital in innovation goes to UK-based companies.
  • Confirmed trend: US growth investors are back in Europe: nearly half of deals >$15m (47%) were led by US investors

The next update will be released in January 2015 covering the second semester of 2014.



Thibaut Revel, Partner,

Augustin Blanchard, Vice President,

Antoine Ganancia, Senior Associate,

Martin Vielle, Analyst,


About Clipperton Finance

Clipperton is a leading European corporate finance boutique exclusively dedicated to the High Tech and Media industries. Clipperton advises high growth companies on financial transactions, fundraisings, capital increases or Mergers and Acquisitions. With teams based in London, Berlin and Paris and an international reach, Clipperton is a recognized leader in the sector.

About Digimind and
Digimind is a SaaS intelligence software company based in Paris, Boston and Singapore, providing advanced information management platforms and technologies that perform massive data collection, automatic intelligence extraction and visualisation. Using its unique web mining expertise, Digimind developed, the world’s most comprehensive funding database, discovering over 100 fresh funding deals every day in real time all across the world.

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