Is it so hard to raise funds in Europe?

Refusing projects is part of our job. In Europe, it’s very easy for an entrepreneur to say: “VCs in Europe don’t know anything, if I were in the US, my marvelous project would be financed in a minute !”.

Well here are some facts:
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Reality is very different: We are filtering less and invest in much smaller project in Europe than in US !!

This fact explains a part (but not all) of the average bad performance of European Vcs compared to US. We are investing too small amount in too different projects … and we are certainly not enough selective in our approach!

 

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