This article was written by our Corporate Partner Pitchbook

The DACH venture ecosystem—which spans three diverse economies—had one of its more dynamic years in 2018. Learn more in our FactBook.

This edition of Venture Ecosystem FactBook zooms in on 2018 venture activity in the DACH region, which houses Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Despite a litany of macro factors exerting pressure on the economies of these countries, the region overall produced a standout year, with more capital invested in the region than ever before.

Trends of note include:

  • Increased levels of participation from corporate and cross-border investors in venture deals
  • Healthy exit value signaling potential for the recycling of capital back into the DACH ecosystem
  • An uptick in middle-market fundraising despite a lower median fund size and the implications that has about recent investments


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