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The region saw $1.4bn invested overall last year, thanks to a perfect storm of more global VCs coming in, maturing of local markets and even CVCs.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
More than a dozen companies backed by venture capital firms obtained up to $117m in government loans, according to an analysis by Venture Capital Journal.
Proptech rising
From virtual tours to janitorial robots, several technological advancements could smooth the transition back to office work.
While fintech saw the lowest funding total in three years, many investors focused on the sector saw strong dealflow and accelerated trends.
A decade after the cleantech bubble burst, the market has matured – and now has fresh appeal for investors and LPs alike.
Dealmaking in the France and Benelux region has grown by about 80% over the past two years, according to a report.
VC Supply Chain Tech
Automation of warehouses and risk management technologies are two subsectors of supply chain tech that will likely see an increase in investment activity.
UBS suggests investors seek out big platforms and key enabling technologies to capitalize on e-commerce adoption. Meanwhile, data centers are expanding to cope with increasing demand for cloud applications brought on in part by the at-home workplace environment.
While tech IPOs may start seeing a slight rebound, the majority of companies listing on public markets this year are likely going to continue to come from the biotech community.
The region closed on $5.3 billion in VC funding during the first five months of the year, representing more than half the capital collected by UK's start-ups in 2018.

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