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VC Investment in the UK & Ireland

£3.4 billion (approximately US$ 5.2 billion) of capital was invested within the U.K. and Ireland in venture capital deals in 2015, an increase of 13% from 2014. However, despite the increase in total funding from the year prior, the number of deals that were funded fell by 41%, suggesting that more money was deployed per deal. Software investments continued to lead the way, followed by capital to pharma and biotech. To put this number in perspective: office transactions in Metro London during 2015 totaled almost $30B!

 

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