Clipperton Finance, in partnership with Digimind, releases third European Innovation Financing newsletter covering H2 2013.

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Leveraging data provided by, the Digimindtext mining engine monitoring worldwide funding activity,Clipperton Finance has analyzed the financing trends amongst European innovative companies in the last two quarters of 2013. This publication, published on semi-annual basis, aims at providing the European ecosystem (entrepreneurs, investors, public-decision makers) with a detailed view of the financing trends in innovation per country, sector, stage etc.

After a promising H1, this H2 2013 report points out a somewhat disappointing second semester. The level of investment slid by -5% vs. the first part of the year, suggesting signs a still hesitant recovery in Europe. Overall, the European Innovation Financing landscape exhibited mixed trends:

  • $2.7bn have been invested into European Technology start-ups during H2 2013
  • Acceleration deals ($10-30m) went through a severe slowdown
  • UK and Life Sciences are experiencing a positive momentum
  • France exhibited signs of stagnation vs. the UK and the DACH1 region: investment in France in H2 was only 46% of the UK level

The next update will be released in July 2014 covering the first semester of 2014


Clipperton Finance

Thibaut Revel,

Antoine Ganancia, Senior

Martin Vielle,


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.

 [1] DACH = Germany, Austria, Switzerland