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Ondon-based early-stage tech investors in car-selling startup Cazoo and fantasy football digital platform Sorare have topped the global list of successful venture capitalists after a record year of technology investment across Europe.

LocalGlobe and Seedcamp, between which they have backed a host of tech unicorns, were ranked in the top two VC investors, after analyst Dealroom created a list based on early detection of startups. potential star of investors.

2021 is a record year for venture capital with £113 billion invested in tech companies across Europe and Israel. London-based firms have raised £20 billion.

Top Seed Stage Investors in EMEA

  1. LocalGlobe
  2. Seedcamp
  3. Global Founders Capital
  4. Kima Ventures
  5. Point nine

Source: Sales Department

Dealroom publishes rankings of over 200 venture capital firms from around the world to help founders and entrepreneurs identify which investors are most likely to help them progress from the startup stage. into the next stage of building a global business.

For the first time, this list attempts to rank investors on their ability to spot potential stars early – like football scouts, looking for the next Ronaldo.

Yoram Wijngaarde, Founder of Dealroom said: “In 2021, global funds have doubled in European tech and invested tens of millions of dollars here. But a handful of seed-stage investors in Europe soon discovered the startups that are now going global, investing in them years ago. By highlighting these companies, we hope to show founders what are the best investors to approach when raising capital. ”

“This research sheds light on how Europe is becoming a much better unicorn hunter with companies like LocalGlobe almost on par with funds,” said Beezer Clarkson, partner at US VC firm Sapphire Ventures. of the United States when it comes to funding high-growth companies at the earliest stages. ”

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