From 2009 up to and including 2013, a total of 704 investment rounds have been registered, mainly led by venture capital is. This figure represents a year-on-year growth of over 30% and a total invested volume of 3,373M$.
Great Britain, with more than 1,715M$ of investment and 198 registered investments, leads the ranking of countries, doubling the investment over the second (Ireland), with 839M$ and 41 rounds. Ireland, is receiving the recovery accolades being a reference for gurus such as Mark Vidal.
Analysis: models that are consolidating and models to come
Significant numbers of companies being acquired by corporations or receiving large amounts of investment foresee the consolidation of business models. For example, segments such as data warehousing, security, marketing applications and content management.
On the other hand, 60% of the rounds are still in the "angel" phase, making it possible to foresee the emergence of new models. For example, the segments of bigdata tools, collaborative models, and other categories such as the Back-end as a Service or Data as a Service.
The trend is also continuing in Spain
In Spain, investors' interest in cloud computing has also been strong. In our research unit www.logic-fin.com we have registered a total of 40 companies which have received funding in 80 investment rounds.
The most important ones by sector are the following:
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