Lots of reasons to be excited about the European technology scene - there are new funds being raised, significant rounds going into European start-ups, and some big European exit successes.
Felix Capital, a London-based fund that raised $120 million in June, has, for instance, focused primarily on fashion, food and fitness tech companies. Saul Klein, a former Index Ventures partner, is targeting early-stage investments only in London. And Ciaran O’Leary and Jason Whitmire, two prominent Berlin-based venture capitalists, are close to securing roughly €100 million for a new fund, called Blue Yard “We’re not in a bubble,” she added. “Silicon Valley was once the only place to build a start-up. Now, anyone in the world has the chance to create a global business.”