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2018年英国加密货币创企累计融资突破2亿英镑

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2018年英国加密货币创企累计融资突破2亿英镑

来自Pitchbook和London&Partners的数据显示,2018年英国加密货币和区块链产业融资再创新高,成功突破2亿英镑大关。

其中较为大额的交易包括,区块链软件公司Bitfury融资6100万英镑,以及伦敦创企TradeIX的A轮融资。

而与之形成鲜明对比的时,英国该领域在2017年和2016年的融资总额仅为1911万英镑和5196万英镑。

可以说,如今的加密货币和区块链创企已经在英国科技创投中拥有了重要的一席之地。据统计,2018年英国科技行业累计获得风投2.49亿英镑,其中72%(约合1.8亿英镑)来自加密货币和区块链产业。

此外,这也表明伦敦的科技创企融资环境和最终成绩也显然好于欧洲其他城市,比如过去一年欧洲主要科技中心的融资总额分别为柏林(9.3653亿英镑)、巴黎(7.9704亿英镑)、斯德哥尔摩(2.2423亿英镑)。

负责伦敦商业领域的副市长Rajesh Agrawal表示,这些数据说明伦敦让人是全球技术和创新的重要枢纽。伦敦科技行业的成功主要源自整个城市的开放态度和多远的国际人才库。无论未来英国脱欧结果如何,伦敦都将继续引领国际科技创新与交流。

除上述领域外,英国AI企业在2018年的融资总额也达到了创纪录的7.36亿英镑,较上一年的4.99亿英镑上浮47%。这其中就包括几笔重要的大额投资,比如AI内容创建平台Culture Trip的5886万英镑B轮融资,和AI芯片制造商Graphcore的1.53亿英镑D轮融资。

上述数据还说明,英国金融科技行业继续成为风险资本投资者的主要吸引力,其中总部位于伦敦的公司在英国金融科技公司过去一年融资10.8亿英镑,占英国金融科技创企11.7亿英镑总融资额的90%,其中包括Revolut的1.77亿英镑融资和Monzo的8400万英镑E轮融资。

此外,去年柏林科技公司的融资势头也非常强劲,帮助德国巩固了其作为欧洲第二大风险投资中心的地位,仅次于英国。值得注意的是,巴黎和整个法国的科技行业和融资进展同样不错,法国科技公司在2018年筹集的资金超过10亿英镑,而2017年则为7.48亿英镑。

Funding into cryptocurrency and blockchain startups in the UK reached a new record last year.

According to data published by Pitchbook and London & Partners, companies in the space raised more than £200m from venture capital investors.

Big rounds included the £61M raised by blockchain software firm Bitfury and a Series A closed by London-based TradeIX.

In stark contrast, startups in the sector only received £19.11M in 2017 and £51.96M in 2016.

Overall, London’s technology companies represented a significant boost to UK investment in 2018, with the capital’s businesses accounting for 72 per cent (£1.8BN) of the total £2.49BN raised by Britain’s tech firms.

Additionally, the data shows that technology businesses based in London are still enjoying access to almost double the amount of growth capital available to their counterparts in other European cities such as Berlin (£936.53M), Paris (£797.04M) and Stockholm (£224.23M).

London’s Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, commented on the findings: “These figures demonstrate that London is going from strength to strength as a global hub for technology, innovation and creativity. The fantastic success of our tech sector is rooted in our city’s openness and our diverse, international talent pool. Regardless of the outcome of Brexit, London will remain open to innovation, talent and investment from all over the world.”

Funding into UK AI companies peaked at £736M in 2018, representing a 47 per cent increase on the £499M raised in the year before. The figures were boosted by a series of large deals, including a £58.86M Series B closed by Culture Trip, which leverages AI to create bespoke content for its users, and AI chipmaker Graphcore’s staggering £153M Series D.

Unsurprisingly, the data also shows that the UK FinTech sector continues to be a major draw for venture capital investors, with London-based companies raising over £1.08BN (over 90 per cent) of the total £1.17BN received by UK FinTech firms last year. Big FinTech rounds included Revolut’s £177M and Monzo’s recent £84M Series E.

Well-known investor Eileen Burbidge, a Partner at Passion Capital, added: “London is a hotspot for innovation and recognised as a leading centre in Europe for cutting edge technology development. London and the UK are creating world-class companies of scale, especially in high growth areas such as Fintech and Artificial Intelligence. This presents enormous opportunity for international investors, and today’s data suggests that London’s tech sector has a very bright future.”

Elsewhere, strong growth in funding for Berlin’s tech companies in last year helped Germany to cement its status as the second largest European hub for VC investment behind London and the UK. But, Paris and France are gaining momentum with French tech firms raising over £1BN in 2018, compared with the £748M raised in 2017.

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