|By Business Wire||
|September 7, 2012 05:34 AM EDT||
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/48tpm9/analysis_of_ventur) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Analysis of Venture Capital Investments in the European Internet Software and Services Industry: Mobile Apps are Key for Venture Capitalists, but Data Security and SLA Form the Cloud Market's Focus" to their offering.
This research service analyses venture capital (VC) investment trends in the European Internet software and services market for the information and communication technology (ICT) industry. Private placement transactions from January 2006 to December 2011 have been analysed for the entire ICT industry. After examining Mega Trends and their implications for investors, the service considers the pitfalls and opportunities for VC in the market. The service is further broken into discussions of the social media market and cloud computing. In the section that covers the social media market, opportunities in mobile applications are discussed and reasons for investing in mobile application-based startups are provided.
Key Questions this Study will Answer
- What is the status of the venture capital (VC) industry in Europe compared to the global VC industry?
- What are the trends in VC activity across various sectors of Information and Communications technology (ICT)?
- Where are opportunities for investment in the Internet software and services sector?
- What factors should an investor look for when investing in Internet software and services sector?
- VC activity in Asia-Pacific is growing rapidly in terms of deal activity as well as deal volume. Investor interest has resulted in relatively higher valuations in this region.
- There has been a decline in the number of funds raised by VC in Europe for the ICT industry since 2006. The fall in the total amount raised has been even steeper. However, this has recovered in 2011.
- The economic uncertainty and the resultant risk aversion has increased VC interest in Internet software and services while weaning away from capital-intensive sectors such as technology hardware and equipment.
- The top three countries for VC investment are the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. VC activity in the United Kingdom has been decreasing, which is attributed to the lull in the overall market rather than any country-specific changes.
- Startups providing apps for social media and smart phones are a key investment opportunity for VC.
- European companies evaluate cloud vendors on four main capabilities: data security/privacy, reliability/uptime of services, Service Level agreements (SLA) /contract provisions, and cloud legal/regulatory expertise.
Key Topics Covered:
VC Industry - Trends
VC Trends Within ICT in Europe
Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
Social Media Market
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