TechCrunch reports more difficult times ahead for companies looking for funding in Silicon Valley. Overall, the number of M&As have gone down, as well as IPOs and the total value of disclosed M&A deals. When in US, they report on quarterly figures, we have to settle for annual figures (which are increasingly late as well) here in Finland. Then again, our market domestically is in very early stages (the average size of a venture capital investment in 2006 was a mere 680 000 euros).
While I don’t believe the effects of the downturn have hit Europe yet, I believe they are on their way. Any comments from the field would be appreciated on this topic, like always 🙂