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53 VC-backed European tech companies founded during the last decade (2010s) have scaled to $1B+ valuation. As is to be expected, those companies overwhelmingly remain in the private markets. More than half of the companies founded in the 90s, 2000s or 2010s have already either made their transition to the public markets or have been acquired.

Companies founded in last decade

of $1B+ VC-backed tech companies founded in the 2010s are still private

Share of $1B+ VC-backed European tech companies (%) by ownership status and founding year decade


  • Private
  • Public
  • Acquired
All data excludes the following: biotech, secondary transactions, debt, lending capital, and grants. Please also note that the data excludes Israel.