New record high in VC funding from U.S. investors raised by European life sciences companies

The venture capital funding volume raised by European life sciences companies from U.S. investors has experienced an extraordinary growth so far. As of end of August 2021, the gross volume amounts to EUR 3.1bn, which has already exceeded the volume of the whole year 2020 by 24% (EUR 2.5bn).

However, the number of deals with U.S. participation only amounts to 134 in 2021 so far which is still below the total number of 2020 (157 deals).

 It is notable that the number of larger deals with U.S. participation has significantly increased within the last years. The number of deals with a volume > EUR 30m amounted to 21 in 2018 and 22 in 2019. In 2020, it increased to 38. As of end of August 2021, there have already been 53 fundraisings in this range, confirming the trend towards larger financing rounds in the life sciences sector. 

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