Investment by US venture capital funds into European companies reached a three year high in 2014. We certainly see strong and growing interest from North American funds (and corporate acquirers) in European companies, which is a very positive trend. If you're looking for money from the US, we see the strongest interest in growth stage companies with strong revenue traction and evidence of success in the North American market, particularly if the fund itself is US based and does not have a European presence.
In 2014, 106 unique US-based VCs invested in European Tech companies. The number of US venture capitalists investing in Europe marked a three-year high. It looks like 2015 may reach new highs, as through the first 4 months of 2015, 54 US VCs have already invested in a European Tech equity financing. In fact, 3 of the 5 largest deals in Q1 2015 featured a US-based VC, including financings to HelloFresh, SigFox, and WorldRemit.